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It is possible for drug interactions with ramelteon to occur if the sleep medicine is taken together with alcohol, ketoconazole, or fluvoxamine, among other drugs. These interactions can increase the levels of ramelteon in your blood, which can also increase the risk of developing side effects.

Ramelteon Drug Interactions: An Overview

Ramelteon (Rozerem®) can potentially interact with many drugs. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with ramelteon include:
 

Ramelteon Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when ramelteon is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Alcohol
When alcohol and ramelteon are taken at the same time, ramelteon may increase the effects of the alcohol. It is, therefore, recommended that you do not drink alcohol when taking ramelteon.
 
Donepezil
Donepezil may increase the level of ramelteon in the blood, increasing the risk for side effects of ramelteon. Check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
 
Doxepin
Doxepin may increase the level of ramelteon in the blood, increasing the risk for side effects of ramelteon. Check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
  
Fluconazole (Diflucan)
Taking ramelteon with fluconazole can increase the level of ramelteon in the blood, increasing your chance of developing side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these two medications together.
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