What Is Ramelteon Used For?

How Ramelteon Works

Ramelteon works by stimulating melatonin receptors. Melatonin receptors are involved in the circadian rhythm and sleep-wake cycle, and stimulating these receptors helps people to fall asleep faster. Unlike many other sleep medications, ramelteon is not habit-forming and is not a controlled substance.

Is Ramelteon Used for Children?

Ramelteon has not been tested in people under the age of 18. Therefore, ramelteon use in children is not recommended. Ramelteon can affect certain hormone levels, which could affect the development of your child. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about other ways to deal with childhood insomnia.

Are There Off-Label Uses for Ramelteon?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend ramelteon for treating something other than the conditions listed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally recognized off-label uses for ramelteon.

Ramelteon (Rozerem)

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