Compare Rozerem vs. Restoril
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Helps you fall asleep.
Rozerem (ramelteon) is a good sleep medicine that's not addictive, but it can be expensive.
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.
3.9/ 5 average rating with 51 reviewsforRestoril
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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5possible side effects
- Worsening insomnia3%
The Restoril (Temazepam) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
- Severe allergic reaction
- Behavior changes
- Breathing problems
- Taking narcotics, tranquilizers, or antihistamines
- Hormonal changes
- Tolerance and dependence
- Taking more than the prescribed dose
- Taking longer than 4 weeks
- History of drug abuse
- Long-term use
- Harm to fetus
- Women of childbearing age
- Driving impairment
- Taking other medicines that make you less alert
- Memory problems
- Taking with alcohol
- Taking with other drugs that acts in the brain
- Age 65 or older