When and How to Take Ramelteon

Some general considerations for when and how to take ramelteon include the following:
  • Ramelteon comes in tablet form and is taken once a day, 30 minutes before bedtime.
  • You should take your dose with a glass of water, not after a meal, and not with food.
  • Ramelteon works quickly; make sure that you are ready for sleep before taking it. Do not take the drug before driving or performing any tasks that require concentration.
  • For the medication to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Ramelteon will not work if you take it differently than how your healthcare provider has prescribed.

Dosing Information

There is only one recommended dosage of ramelteon -- ramelteon 8 mg (see Ramelteon Dosing for more information).

Drug Interactions

Ramelteon can potentially interact with a number of medications (see Drug Interactions With Ramelteon for more information).

What If I Overdose on Ramelteon?

In studies, large doses of ramelteon did not cause any problems. However, the number of people who have taken large doses is small; therefore, the exact effects of an overdose are not known.
(Click Rozerem Overdose for more information.)

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

Ramelteon is meant to be taken only before bedtime. Do not make up for any missed doses, and do not take it during the day or in the middle of the night.

Ramelteon (Rozerem)

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