Ramelteon

What is Ramelteon?

Ramelteon, marketed as Rozerem by Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, is the first in a new class of sleep agents that selectively binds to the MT1 and MT2 receptors in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), instead of binding to GABAA receptors, such as with drugs like zolpidem, eszopiclone, and zaleplon. Ramelteon is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for long-term use.

Ramelteon does not show any appreciable binding to GABAA receptors, which are associated with anxiolytic, myorelaxant, and amnesic effects.

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I have off & on again insomnia--I can get to sleep but wake up after 4 hours, then can't get back to sleep for 3 hours. I've taken Ambien in the...

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Brief Answer:
ramelteon for insomnia.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome here.

Rozerem contains Ramelteon.
It is used to induce sleep.

It is a safe...

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I suffer from sleep deprevepration (sp?) My nurse practioner has changed my meds and I'm worried about having a manic episode . I am on Lithium--it...

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Brief Answer:
Observe Sleep Hygiene

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Thanks for choosing healthcaremagic
If you are on Lithium for years, the chances for...

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Hi,
My question is related to alternative to Remeron for insomnia (without weight gain). Whether a ketogenic while on Remeron is problematic or ok....

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Rozerem

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.
I understand your concerns.

If you want to get off remeron and need an alternative...

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