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Is Rozerem (ramelteon) an effective sleep medication?

Is Rozerem (ramelteon) an effective sleep medication?

For some, yes: A frequent answer to questions on the Internet, and one which I think applies here, is "YMMV" ("your mileage may vary"). As with many medicines, which are helpful for some and not helpful for others, it often comes down to a "therapeutic trial" to see how it might help, and also to see what kind of side effects it might cause. Melatonin, similar in action to Rozerem, (ramelteon) might be worth a try. ...Read more

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Why would md prescribe lunesta instead of rozerem (ramelteon)? Besides the mechanism of action and lunesta being a controlled drug. Which one is better per se?

Why would md prescribe lunesta instead of rozerem (ramelteon)? Besides the mechanism of action and lunesta being a controlled drug. Which one is better per se?

Everyone is differen: Rozerem (ramelteon) is a melatonin analog and sometimes takes days to work. Lunesta works quickly, sometimes too fast. Lunesta, like Ambien can cause someone to go from awake to asleep without feeling tired btn. Therefore go to bed right after taking. Some have had sleep walking and fallen. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Rozerem (ramelteon)?

What side effects are associated with Rozerem (ramelteon)?

Rozerem (ramelteon): This sleep medicine works when taken on empty stomach within half hour before bedtime. Once taken, lay down & do not engage in any physical activity. It is for some comparable to Ambien (zolpidem).
Can cause drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, sometimes aches & chills. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took rozerem (ramelteon) with zzzquil?

What would happen if I took rozerem (ramelteon) with zzzquil?

It Is Safe: They have no interactions. One acts on the melatonin receptors and one is an antihistamine. ...Read more

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Rozerem (ramelteon) and HCV interaction?

Rozerem (ramelteon) and HCV interaction?

It is metabolized: In the liver so with progressive liver disease you can be at increased risk of adverse effects. If you have cirrhosis (serious compromise of your liver that can happen with HCV), this isn't probably the right medications for you. ...Read more

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Does rozerem (ramelteon) affect the melatonin receptor, or your ability to produce melatonin naturally?

Melatonin receptors: Ramelteon (rozerem) selectively binds to specific melatonin receptors (the mt1 and mt2 receptors) in the part of the brain that controls circadian rhythm (called the suprachiasmatic nucleus), thus promoting sleep the way our body's own melatonin would. ...Read more

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Rozerem (ramelteon) side effects including depression?

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Rozerem (ramelteon) side effects including depression?

Rozerem (ramelteon): Rare, mostly in susceptible individuals & on chronic use. ...Read more

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Is ramelteon recommended for elderly people with vascular dementia?

Is ramelteon recommended for elderly people with vascular dementia?

Yes: It is an excellent choice for elderly people with or without vascular dementia who have sleep onset insomnia. It does not have the high fall risks associated with the other sedative hypnotics. It also can strengthen the circaidian rhythm that is weakened in dementia patients. ...Read more

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Which would you rather have a patient take for insomnia, rozerem (ramelteon) or an OTC melatonin supplement?

Which would you rather have a patient take for insomnia, rozerem (ramelteon) or an OTC melatonin supplement?

Evaluate first: Before medicating at all, I would rather the patient have a thorough evaluation of the insomnia. It has many possible causes, many of which can be eliminated with healthy sleep hygiene alone. In the right situations, melatonin can be very helpful (like disrupted sleep cycle due to traveling through time zones, etc. Rozerem (ramelteon) is a melotonin receptor agonist, not melatonin itself. ...Read more

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What sedatives work best Ambien cr, sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, rozerem or silenor? I take restoril but doesn't work. I can't sleep unless I take an extra seroquel.

What sedatives work best Ambien cr, sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, rozerem or silenor? I take restoril but doesn't work. I can't sleep unless I take an extra seroquel.

Don't get dependent: Taking more and more sleep meds is a dangerous path. Figure out why you can't sleep; see your primary care md first. Eliminate caffeine; don't exercise too late in the evening; stay away from your cell phone and other bright screens just before going to bed. Don't go to bed until you're sleepy. May need referral to sleep lab. Try to get off all sleep meds. Good luck! ...Read more

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How safe is rozerm to take every night? It raises prolactin levels and that can't be good. What other negative affects does it have that is not told?

How safe is rozerm to take every night? It raises prolactin levels and that can't be good. What other negative affects does it have that is not told?

Addiction: Sleeping pills every night is dangerous to your brain, your spirit and can lead to addiction and all that that disease brings with it. It is always better to learn how to sleep again without pills. ...Read more

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What are the downfalls of taking rozerm seldomly? I read it raises your prolactin levels but dr's don't tell patients this.

Very mild: The doses needed for it to raise your prolactin levels are very high and really the side effect profile of rozerem (ramelteon) is very good. Like melatonin, though, it can lead to vivid dreams or nightmares in some individuals (a more common side effect than prolactin elevations). ...Read more

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Is it safe or addicting to take the sleeping pill"rozerm"every single night? I don't want to become addicted, sleep issues chronic without diagnosis.

Is it safe or addicting to take the sleeping pill"rozerm"every single night? I don't want to become addicted, sleep issues chronic without diagnosis.

Consider this: Rozerem (ramelteon) is not addictive, but like other sleep meds, you can develop tolerance, and the med will no longer work. So, maybe best you do use only occasionally. But do you have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, or periodic limb movements of sleep? Is your insomnia a medication rxtn, or perhaps a circadian rhythm disorder, or even a shift work issue? ? Do a sleep study? ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

The best medication for intertitial cysititis?

Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more

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What medications are best for managing my pain?

Depends - pain type: This depends on the diagnosis or type of pain you are experiencing. Consult with your physician or pain specialist to determine the right regimen. ...Read more

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Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Should I feel a particular way on add medication?

Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more

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Am I taking too much medication? What should I do?

Am I taking too much medication? What should I do?

Not enough info.: Recommend you go over your medication regimen (to include supplements, vitamins, herbs, prescription medications, over the counter medications, caffeine and alcohol use) with your physician. ...Read more

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What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more

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I think I'm having a medication reactionwhat do to?

I think I'm having a medication reactionwhat do to?

Drug reaction: If you are having an adverse reaction to a medication, stop the medication and call your doctor. ...Read more

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