Frequently Asked Questions

Insomnia

What is insomnia?

In simple terms, insomnia means "trouble sleeping." It is a real medical condition. People with insomnia may have trouble falling asleep, or find that sleep does not refresh them.

What causes insomnia?

Disruptions of your sleep-wake cycle may lead to insomnia. Our lives are full of these potential disruptions, which include stress and schedule disruptions such as travel.

Taking ROZEREM

What is ROZEREM approved by the FDA to do?

ROZEREM is approved for adults having trouble falling asleep from insomnia. For more information, please refer to the Medication Guide.

Why would my healthcare professional consider prescribing ROZEREM?

ROZEREM can be an important part of helping people with insomnia that have trouble falling asleep. Here are some things you and your healthcare professional may consider:

  • ROZEREM is not habit-forming. If you have concerns with becoming dependent on sleep medication, ROZEREM might be right for you.
  • ROZEREM won’t leave you feeling groggy the next day. Until you know how you react to ROZEREM, avoid hazardous activities like driving and operating machinery.
  • ROZEREM is a prescription sleep medicine that can help you fall asleep by working with your normal sleep-wake cycle, which is regulated by the body’s internal clock.

Can I take ROZEREM if I have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

If you have COPD and fear that your breathing may become depressed as a result of using a sleep aid, consider the following information: two single-dose studies showed that ROZEREM did not worsen breathing for people with mild-to-severe COPD. However, there is no available information on the effects of multiple doses of ROZEREM, and the respiratory depressant effects in patients with COPD cannot be definitively known from these studies.

How do I take ROZEREM?

It is recommended that you take one pill 30 minutes before you go to bed. Since ROZEREM acts quickly, you should confine your activities to those necessary to prepare for bed, and you should avoid any hazardous activities, such as driving or operating heavy machinery, until you know how you will react to ROZEREM.

Can I take ROZEREM with food or alcohol?

You can take ROZEREM with food, but don’t take it with or immediately after a high-fat meal because that can affect absorption of the medication. You should avoid taking ROZEREM with alcohol.

When can I take ROZEREM?

You can take ROZEREM whenever you have difficulty falling asleep. Take ROZEREM 30 minutes before going to bed. Your healthcare professional can recommend when and how long to use ROZEREM.

What are the most common side effects of ROZEREM?

The most common side effects of ROZEREM are somnolence, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and exacerbated insomnia. Please click here for Important Safety Information.

What to Expect with ROZEREM

How will ROZEREM make me feel?

ROZEREM is not likely to make you feel sedated after you take it. Instead, ROZEREM may help you to fall asleep by working with your normal sleep-wake cycle.

When is the best time to take ROZEREM?

ROZEREM is approved in adults having trouble falling asleep from insomnia. Patients are instructed to take ROZEREM 30 minutes before bed and to confine their activities to those related to getting ready for bed.

Will I become dependent on ROZEREM?

In studies, ROZEREM did not show evidence of abuse or dependence.

Will I feel groggy the day after taking ROZEREM?

Until you know how you will react to ROZEREM, you should avoid engaging in hazardous activities such as driving or operating heavy machinery. ROZEREM has been shown to help people fall asleep fast and wake up without feeling groggy.

Will ROZEREM affect my balance?

ROZEREM has not been shown to affect middle-of-the-night balance. According to a study in older adults, a single nighttime dose of ROZEREM was not shown to affect middle-of-the-night balance, mobility, or memory. However, there is no available information on the effects of multiple doses of ROZEREM, and the effects on night balance in the elderly cannot be definitively known from this study.