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(temazepam)

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These medications are comparable to Restoril (temazepam) or used for similar purposes.

Restoril
(temazepam)

Ativan
(lorazepam)

Halcion
(triazolam)

Ambien
(zolpidem)

Lunesta
(eszopiclone)

Sonata
(zaleplon)

Rozerem
(ramelteon)

Remeron
(mirtazapine)

Oleptro
(trazodone)

Helps you relax and sleep. Restoril (Temazepam) is a good short-term option to help you sleep, but it shouldn't replace good sleep habits.Helps you relax. Ativan (Lorazepam) is okay for occasional or short-term use (up to 4 weeks) for anxiety and sleep. Less likely to have drug interactions, but more likely to cause withdrawal symptoms compared to similar drugs.Helps you stay asleep. Halcion (triazolam) can be used to help you fall asleep, but your body can become used to it very quickly.Helps you sleep. Ambien (Zolpidem) is good for falling asleep and staying asleep, but it can be habit-forming and might be more likely than other sleep medicines to cause disturbing side effects.Helps you sleep. Lunesta (Eszopiclone) is good for falling asleep and staying asleep. Not as habit-forming as some sleep medicines, but more likely to cause withdrawal symptoms if you stop suddenly.Helps you sleep. Sonata (Zaleplon) helps you fall asleep, but it's not as good for staying asleep. It also interacts with a lot of diseases and other drugs.Helps you fall asleep. Rozerem (ramelteon) is a good sleep medicine that's not addictive, but it can be expensive.Improves mood. Remeron (Mirtazapine) is okay for treating depression and good for sleep. More likely to cause weight gain than any other antidepressant.Improves mood and helps you sleep. Oleptro (Trazodone) works well as a sleep aid, but has more side effects when used at higher doses for treating depression.
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Reviews for Restoril (temazepam)
65%
of people (All ages) say Restoril (temazepam) is worth it
55%
say it works well
16%
say it's a big hassle
Have you used Restoril (temazepam)?
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Reviews for Ativan (lorazepam)
71%
+6% better vs. Restoril (temazepam)
51%
-4% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
15%
+1% better vs. Restoril (temazepam)
642 reviews
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Reviews for Halcion (triazolam)
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-65% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
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-55% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
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+16% better vs. Restoril (temazepam)
Have you used Halcion (triazolam)?
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Reviews for Ambien (zolpidem)
67%
+2% better vs. Restoril (temazepam)
50%
-5% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
16%
Same vs. Restoril (temazepam)
1375 reviews
Have you used Ambien (zolpidem)?
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Reviews for Lunesta (eszopiclone)
55%
-10% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
36%
-19% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
17%
-1% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
592 reviews
Have you used Lunesta (eszopiclone)?
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Reviews for Sonata (zaleplon)
42%
-23% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
23%
-32% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
27%
-11% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
175 reviews
Have you used Sonata (zaleplon)?
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Reviews for Rozerem (ramelteon)
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-65% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
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-55% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
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+16% better vs. Restoril (temazepam)
Have you used Rozerem (ramelteon)?
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Reviews for Remeron (mirtazapine)
45%
-20% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
39%
-16% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
26%
-10% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
152 reviews
Have you used Remeron (mirtazapine)?
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Reviews for Oleptro (trazodone)
73%
+8% better vs. Restoril (temazepam)
49%
-6% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
24%
-8% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
Have you used Oleptro (trazodone)?
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Side effects
RestorilAtivantriazolamAmbienLunestaSonataRozeremRemeronOleptro

We haven’t found good data for Restoril side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Restoril »
  • Relaxation or sleepiness 16%
  • Dizziness 7%
  • Weakness 4%
  • Unsteadiness 3%
More Ativan side effects »
  • Drowsiness 8%
  • Headache 2%
  • Dizziness 5%
  • Nausea and vomiting 1%
  • Difficulty controlling movements 4%
  • Lightheadedness 4%
More triazolam side effects »
  • Drowsiness 3%
  • Dizziness 4%
  • Sinus inflammation 2%
  • Allergy 3%
  • Drugged feeling 3%
  • Back pain 1%
  • Sore throat 2%
  • Lack of energy 2%
  • Dry mouth 2%
  • Diarrhea 1%
More Ambien side effects »
  • Headache 8%
  • Unpleasant taste 14%
  • Drowsiness 7%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Nausea 1%
  • Infection 2%
  • Dry mouth 2%
  • Nervousness 2%
  • Low mood disorder 4%
More Lunesta side effects »
  • Abdominal pain 3%
  • Drowsiness 1%
  • Eye pain 2%
  • Tingling sensation 2%
  • Menstrual cramps 1%
  • Amnesia 1%
More Sonata side effects »
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Sleepiness 1%
  • Fatigue 1%
  • Nausea 1%
  • Worsening insomnia 1%
More Rozerem side effects »
  • Drowsiness 36%
  • Dry mouth 10%
  • Increased appetite 15%
  • Constipation 6%
  • Weight gain 10%
  • Muscle weakness 3%
  • Dizziness 4%
  • Flu syndrome 2%
  • Abnormal dreams 3%
  • Thinking abnormal 2%
More Remeron side effects »
  • Somnolence/sedation 27%
  • Drowsiness 21%
  • Dry mouth 14%
  • Headache 6%
  • Dizziness/lightheadedness 13%
  • Dizziness 13%
  • Nausea 8%
  • Fatigue 7%
More Oleptro side effects »
How it works
RestorilAtivantriazolamAmbienLunestaSonataRozeremRemeronOleptro
Restoril (Temazepam) is a benzodiazepine. It affects chemicals in the brain to calm down your nervous system, helping you sleep and be less anxious.Ativan (Lorazepam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects neurotransmitters in the brain and calms the nervous system. This reduces anxiety and can cause sleepiness.Halcion (triazolam) is a benzodiazepine. It helps you stay asleep by extending how long you stay asleep, and improving the quality of your sleep so you don't wake up as much at night.Ambien (Zolpidem) is in a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it interacts with your brain to make you relaxed and sleepy.Lunesta (Eszopiclone) is in a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it interacts with your brain to make you relaxed and sleepy.Sonata (Zaleplon) is in a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it interacts with your brain to make you relaxed and sleepy.Rozerem (ramelteon) is a melatonin receptor agonist. Melatonin is a chemical the body uses to maintain a normal sleeping cycle; Rozerem (ramelteon) helps you fall asleep and stay asleep.Remeron (Mirtazapine) is an atypical antidepressant. It stimulates your body to make certain chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin and norepinephrine, which regulate mood.Oleptro (Trazodone) is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood.
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Risk factors for serious side effects
RestorilAtivantriazolamAmbienLunestaSonataRozeremRemeronOleptro
  • Taking more than the prescribed dose
  • Taking longer than 4 weeks
  • History of drug abuse
  • Long-term use
  • Women of childbearing age
Detailed Restoril (temazepam) risks & warnings »
  • Taking more than the prescribed dose
  • Taking longer than 4 weeks
  • History of drug abuse
  • Long-term use
  • Alcohol
Detailed Ativan (lorazepam) risks & warnings »
  • Using Halcion (triazolam) for more than 10 days
  • People age 65 or older
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Not allowing enough time for sleep
Detailed Halcion (triazolam) risks & warnings »
  • Continuous use for 2 weeks or more
  • Alcohol
  • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
  • Less than 7 hours of sleep
  • Undiagnosed psychiatric conditions
Detailed Ambien (zolpidem) risks & warnings »
  • Continuous use for 2 weeks or more
  • Alcohol
  • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
  • Less than 7 hours of sleep.
  • Undiagnosed psychiatric conditions
Detailed Lunesta (eszopiclone) risks & warnings »
  • Continuous use for 2 weeks or more
  • Alcohol
  • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
  • Less than 7 hours of sleep
  • Undiagnosed psychiatric conditions
Detailed Sonata (zaleplon) risks & warnings »
  • Alcohol
  • Taking narcotics, tranquilizers, or antihistamines
Detailed Rozerem (ramelteon) risks & warnings »
  • Age 24 years or younger
  • Using other medications that affect serotonin
  • History of heart problems
  • History of liver problems
  • Higher dose
Detailed Remeron (mirtazapine) risks & warnings »
  • Age 24 years or younger
  • History of seizures
  • Alcoholism
  • Eating disorder
  • Higher dose
Detailed Oleptro (trazodone) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Interactions
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  • Less likely to have drug interactions compared to other benzodiazepines, so it might be a better option if you're taking multiple medications.
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  • Interacts badly with many other medications.
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Alcohol
RestorilAtivantriazolamAmbienLunestaSonataRozeremRemeronOleptro
  • It is not safe to drink alcohol while taking this.
  • Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse.
  • Not safe to use with alcohol.
  • Don't drink alcohol while taking Halcion (triazolam) since it can slow your breathing.
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Might not be safe if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse, depression, lung disease, or a condition that affects metabolism.
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • It works best if taken without food and avoid taking it with alcohol or drugs.
  • While taking Rozerem (ramelteon), don't drink alcohol or take other medicines that can make you sleepy, like opioids for pain relief, or benzodiazepines for anxiety.
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Kidneys and liver
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  • Might not be safe if you have problems with your liver, kidneys, or lungs, or if you have a history of depression.
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  • Might not be safe if you have problems with your liver, kidneys, lungs, or if you have a history of depression.
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Pain
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  • If you’re taking Rozerem (ramelteon), you need to be very careful about drinking alcohol, or taking medicines such as narcotics for pain relief, tranquilizers for anxiety, or antihistamines. Taking Rozerem (ramelteon) with alcohol or these medicines can slow down your central nervous system to the point where you stop breathing. Talk to your doctor to see if you should change your other medicines while you take Rozerem (ramelteon).
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Sleep
RestorilAtivantriazolamAmbienLunestaSonataRozeremRemeronOleptro
  • Shouldn't make you drowsy the next day as long as you're using normal doses of it.
  • Can cause dizziness and drowsiness, so don't do anything (like driving) after taking it that requires you to focus.
  • Restoril (Temazepam) can make you dizzy and drowsy, especially when combined with alcohol and many other medicines that acts in your brain. It is not recommended for people age 65 years or older.
  • Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion.
  • Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness.
  • People taking Halcion (triazolam) for sleep while fighting jet lag have reported not being able to remember what happened a few hours after taking the medicine. This is more likely to happen if you drink alcohol, or if you don't have enough time to sleep. Give yourself at least 7 to 8 hours to sleep to stop this from happening.
  • Effective at helping people fall asleep faster and sleep longer.
  • Only take it if you have time to sleep for at least 7 hours.
  • Can cause headache, drowsiness, and dizziness.
  • Ambien (Zolpidem) make you feel drowsy and sleepy, leading to falls and severe injuries. This is especially a risk if your older. Falls from sleep medicines like Ambien (Zolpidem) have caused severe injuries such as hip fractures and head injury. You may need a lower dose if you're taking other medicine that affects your nervous system or have issues with falls in the past. Check with your doctor first.
  • Effective at helping people fall asleep faster and sleep longer.
  • Only take it if you have time to sleep for at least 7 hours.
  • Can cause headache, drowsiness, and dizziness.
  • Lunesta (Eszopiclone) make you feel drowsy and sleepy, leading to falls and severe injuries. This is especially a risk if your older. Falls from sleep medicines like Lunesta (Eszopiclone) have caused severe injuries such as hip fractures and head injury. You may need a lower dose if you're taking other medicine that affects your nervous system or have issues with falls in the past. Check with your doctor first.
  • Effective at helping people fall asleep faster.
  • People have sleep-walked, sleep-driven, and sleep-eaten while on Sonata (Zaleplon).
  • Only take it if you have time to sleep for at least 7 hours.
  • Can cause headache, drowsiness, or dizziness.
  • Don't take Rozerem (ramelteon) if you're not able to sleep for at least 8 hours.
  • If you're not sleeping better after taking Rozerem (ramelteon) for 7 to 10 days, talk to your doctor.
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Weight
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  • More likely to cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) and raise cholesterol than any other antidepressant.
  • Can increase appetite and weight.
  • Remeron (Mirtazapine) can increase appetite and cause you to gain weight.
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Upsides and benefits
RestorilAtivantriazolamAmbienLunestaSonataRozeremRemeronOleptro
  • Helps you fall asleep and stay asleep.
  • Can be helpful to reduce anxiety.
  • Shouldn't make you drowsy the next day as long as you're using normal doses of it.
  • Effective at relieving short-term anxiety and sleeplessness.
  • Can be used together with antidepressants to manage anxiety disorders. Especially helpful for anxiety symptoms while you wait for an antidepressant to kick in (it can take several weeks).
  • Less likely to have drug interactions compared to other benzodiazepines, so it might be a better option if you're taking multiple medications.
  • Halcion (triazolam) is available as a generic.
  • Compared to other similar medicines, you're less likely to have a hangover effect from Halcion (triazolam) the next day.
  • Effective at helping people fall asleep faster and sleep longer.
  • Extended release form is particularly good for staying asleep, and you can use it for longer than the immediate release form.
  • Effective at helping people fall asleep faster and sleep longer.
  • Not as habit-forming, so you can use it for longer than most other sleep medicines.
  • Effective at helping people fall asleep faster.
  • Doesn't last as long in the body as some other sleep medicines, so it's okay to take it in the middle of the night as long as you enough time to sleep. (But be sure to discuss it with your doctor first.)
  • Rozerem (ramelteon) isn't a controlled medicine, and it's safe to use in people age 65 or older.
  • If you stop taking Rozerem (ramelteon) suddenly, your insomnia won't come back.
  • Rozerem (ramelteon) won't make you feel hungover or groggy the next day.
  • Effective at relieving some depression symptoms.
  • Starts to work more quickly than most antidepressants.
  • Might be a good option for people who have insomnia with their depression, because it can make you very sleepy.
  • Good option for people who are underweight or frail, because it can help you gain weight.
  • Six out of ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them.
  • Commonly used in lower doses to help treat sleep problems (insomnia).
  • Safer sleep medication than others (benzodiazepines or Unisom) for people age 65 and older.
  • Fewer sexual side effects than many other antidepressants.
  • Has been used for sleep and depression for a long time. There's a lot of information available about how it works and how safe it is.
  • Comes as a generic medication and is cheaper than many other sleep aides.
  • Six out of ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them.
Downsides and risks
RestorilAtivantriazolamAmbienLunestaSonataRozeremRemeronOleptro
  • Can be habit-forming, meaning you'll start to rely on Restoril (Temazepam) to sleep.
  • Your body can get used to Restoril (Temazepam) and it may not work as well long-term.
  • It's not recommended for people age 65 years or older.
  • Can't be used by pregnant women since it'll cause harm to the baby.
  • If it's used everyday for more than 2 to 4 weeks and you decide to stop taking Restoril (Temazepam), you'll need to work with your doctor to slowly get off the drug to avoid extra side effects.
  • Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion.
  • Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse.
  • Compared to other benzodiazepines, more likely to cause withdrawal if you take it for a long time and then stop suddenly.
  • Most people find that it gets less effective over time.
  • Your body can get used to Halcion (triazolam) after 2 weeks.
  • Stopping Halcion (triazolam) suddenly can make your insomnia worse. Talk to your doctor if you want to stop taking it.
  • People who take Halcion (triazolam) can have more anxiety during the day.
  • Not typically used for long-term treatment because it can be habit-forming.
  • Some people find that it's less effective over time.
  • More likely to cause sleep-walking, sleep-driving, and sleep-eating.
  • Might not be safe if you have problems with your liver, kidneys, or lungs, or if you have a history of depression.
  • It's easy to become reliant on sleep medicines. In the long run, it's better to learn good sleeping habits and behavior so that you can sleep better naturally.
  • More likely to cause withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it suddenly.
  • Might not be safe if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse, depression, lung disease, or a condition that affects metabolism.
  • It's easy to become reliant on sleep medicines. In the long run, it's better to learn good sleeping habits and behavior so that you can sleep better naturally.
  • Not typically used for long-term treatment since it can be habit-forming.
  • Doesn't last as long in the body as other sleep medicines, so it's not as good at helping you stay asleep.
  • Interacts badly with many other medications.
  • Not a good option if you're pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • People have sleep-walked, sleep-driven, and sleep-eaten while on Sonata (Zaleplon).
  • Might not be safe if you have problems with your liver, kidneys, lungs, or if you have a history of depression.
  • It's easy to become reliant on sleep medicines. In the long run, it's better to learn good sleeping habits and behaviors so you can sleep better naturally.
  • Rozerem (ramelteon) is only available as a brand name.
  • Rozerem (ramelteon) is only available in 1 strength.
  • If you take Rozerem (ramelteon) on a full stomach, it won't work as well.
  • Not recommended for children.
  • Rozerem (ramelteon) can't be used if you have sleep apnea.
  • Not as effective as other medications for depression.
  • More sedating than other antidepressants.
  • More likely to cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) and raise cholesterol than any other antidepressant.
  • Like most antidepressants, can cause higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people age 24 and younger.
  • The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work or it can cause side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medications until you find one that works for you.
  • Not as effective as other medications for depression.
  • More sedating than other antidepressants.
  • Causes more side effects when used at higher doses for depression. Includes sleepiness, dizziness, upset stomach, and irregular heartbeat.
  • Like most antidepressants, can cause higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people age 24 and younger.
  • The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work or it can cause side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medications until you find one that works for you.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
RestorilAtivantriazolamAmbienLunestaSonataRozeremRemeronOleptro
  • Use only as needed when you can't sleep.
  • Starts working within 45 minutes.
  • Can cause dizziness and drowsiness, so don't do anything (like driving) after taking it that requires you to focus.
  • Take it only if you can get a full night's rest.
  • It is not safe to drink alcohol while taking this.
  • Tell your doctor if you notice any changes to your memory or mood.
  • Good for short-term relief of anxiety symptoms.
  • Starts working in 45 minutes when swallowed.
  • Starts working in 10 to 20 minutes when dissolved under your tongue.
  • Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness.
  • Addictive. Long-term use can cause dependence or abuse.
  • Not safe to use with alcohol.
  • Take Halcion (triazolam) on an empty stomach; otherwise, it won't work as well.
  • Don't drink alcohol while taking Halcion (triazolam) since it can slow your breathing.
  • You should only use Halcion (triazolam) for 7 to10 days. If it doesn't help you sleep, talk to your doctor.
  • You might have a hangover-like feeling the next day after taking Halcion (triazolam). Be careful driving or doing anything requiring concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
  • Only take Halcion (triazolam) if you know you're going to bed right away.
  • Take 30 to 45 minutes before bedtime.
  • Only take it if you have time to sleep for at least 7 hours.
  • Very addictive. Meant for short-term treatment. Dependence can form after daily use for 2 weeks.
  • Can cause headache, drowsiness, and dizziness.
  • Can cause sleep-walking, sleep-driving, and sleep-eating.
  • Works best if taken without food.
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Withdrawal symptoms usually resolve in 1 to 2 nights.
  • Report any confusion or changes in thoughts or behavior.
  • Take 30 to 45 minutes before bedtime.
  • Only take it if you have time to sleep for at least 7 hours.
  • Very addictive. Meant for short-term treatment. Dependence can form after daily use for 2 weeks.
  • Can cause headache, drowsiness, and dizziness.
  • Can cause sleep-walking, sleep-driving, and sleep-eating.
  • Works best if taken without food.
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Withdrawal symptoms usually resolve in 1 to 2 nights.
  • Report any confusion or changes in thoughts or behavior.
  • Take 30 to 45 minutes before bedtime.
  • Only take it if you have time to sleep for at least 7 hours.
  • It's very addictive and meant for short-term treatment. Dependence can start to form after using it daily for 2 weeks.
  • Can cause headache, drowsiness, or dizziness.
  • It works best if taken without food and avoid taking it with alcohol or drugs.
  • Withdrawal symptoms usually get better in 1 to 2 days.
  • Tell your doctor about any sudden confusion or changes in thoughts or behavior.
  • Take Rozerem (ramelteon) on an empty stomach 30 minutes before you sleep.
  • Don't take Rozerem (ramelteon) if you're not able to sleep for at least 8 hours.
  • Swallow the Rozerem (ramelteon) tablet whole; don't break or crush it.
  • While taking Rozerem (ramelteon), don't drink alcohol or take other medicines that can make you sleepy, like opioids for pain relief, or benzodiazepines for anxiety.
  • If you're not sleeping better after taking Rozerem (ramelteon) for 7 to 10 days, talk to your doctor.
  • Makes you sleepy. Take at bedtime.
  • Can increase appetite and weight.
  • Takes 8 to 12 weeks to see full effects on mood.
  • Stop taking slowly to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
  • Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts.
  • Makes you sleepy. Take at bedtime.
  • Can cause temporary dry mouth and upset stomach.
  • Seek medical attention for unwanted, persistent erection.
  • Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts.
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