What is Ramelteon?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Rozerem

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Ramelteon is a hypnotic, nonbenzodiazepine used for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulty with sleep onset

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Insomnia 75 43
Insomnia 26 12
Difficulty sleeping through night 16 8
Awakening due to pain 3 1
Support mental / emotional health 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
3
Moderate
3
Mild
9
None
45

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ramelteon

Side effect Patients
Drugged feeling 4
Difficulty falling asleep 2
Headaches 2
Calming 1
Dizziness and feeling faint 1
Drowsiness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ramelteon

Dosage Patients
8 mg daily 6
8mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Ramelteon

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 48
Other 12
Doctor's advice 11
Side effects too severe 10
Course of treatment ended 8
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 77 patients who've stopped taking Ramelteon

Duration

Currently taking Ramelteon

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Ramelteon

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 26
1 - 6 months 25
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 43
Usually 11
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 49
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 4
$25-49 12
< $25 22
Not specified 22

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ramelteon after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 2
Zolpidem (Ambien) 2
suvorexant (Belsomra) 1
Zaleplon (Sonata) 1

Patients stopped taking Ramelteon and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 2
Zolpidem (Ambien) 2
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 1
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 1
Sertraline (Zoloft) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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14 patient evaluations for Ramelteon

Dec 28, 2016 (Started Jul 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I FALL ASLEEP VERY FAST AND NO VIVID DREAMS. I HAVE LATELY BEEN  SLEEPING 12 HOURS
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: vivid dreams a couple times a week

Aug 11, 2015 (Started Jul 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: STILL NO VIVID DREAMS. FALL ASLEEP WITHIN 10 MINUTES; BUT ONLY IF YOU TAKE IT AND GO STRAIGHT TO BED.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: vivid dreams a couple times a week

Aug 16, 2014 (Started Jul 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Rozerem is still helping fall asleep fast and I can now sleep up to 12 hours and wake up feeling good after having no vivid dreams.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: vivid dreams a couple times a week

Jul 14, 2012 (Started Jul 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia due to Parkinson's)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: NO VIVID DREAMS ANYMORE.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: vivid dreams a couple times a week

Sep 4, 2010 (Started Jul 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia due to Parkinson's)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Rozerem has been working great for me with no vivid dreams.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: vivid dreams a couple times a week

Jan 24, 2010 (Started Jul 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia due to Parkinson's)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: vivid dreams a couple times a week

Dec 13, 2009 (Started Jul 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia due to Parkinson's)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vivid dreams a couple times a week)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Rozerem works great for me unless I am VERY depressed and upset.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: vivid dreams a couple times a week

Oct 1, 2009 (Started Jul 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia due to Parkinson's)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was having severe insomnia with the medications I am taking and with stress. I was originally on Sonata, which helped moderately, but I was having very vivid dreams that woke me up at night with tears streaming down my face. The doctor changed me to Rozerem 8mg and increased my Klonopin to 2mg at night, and my vivid dreams stopped, and I can now sleep 7-8 hours straight through the night.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: vivid dreams a couple times a week

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Feb 15, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Side effects
    Mild (grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 18, 2012 (Started Dec 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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