Posted by ironandwine on October 29, 2005, at 0:58:38
In reply to Re: Rozerem - works like a dream! » Phillipa, posted by Phillipa on October 28, 2005, at 22:38:46
good question. before i answer, let me first say what i forgot to post in my previous post. Rozerem is dosed in 8mg only. Studies were done 20 times the suggested dose of 8mg and there was not any different effect on a person at 160 mg as there was in the 8mg tablet, clearly indicating Rozerem's safety and evidence of being non scheduled, non controlled, non habit forming etc.
Rozerem is not indicated to keep a patient asleep. It is only indicated to help you fall asleep. That has been a question I have seen in front of many doctors because Ambien, Lunesta etc knock you out throughout the night. But this is because they work on a different part of the brain and these drugs have a very very long half life. The longer the half lfe, the more signs of abuse and dependency as well as hangover affects next morning.
I get asked a lot, if you wake up in the middle of the night after taking Rozerem, can you take another one. The politically correct answer is no, but truthfully, I couldnt see why not. But from what I know, Rozerem is not your sedative hypnotic, it only sedates you. Rozerem however can be coadministered with everything, including valium. The only drug seen as a problem with Rozerem has been Luvox and that is because they both use the same metabolic pathway.
> So how would this affect a person who has taken valium of over thirty years? I'm using l0mg at bedtime and another five when I wake up at night. Would this med allow me to sleep throughout the night? Fondly, Phillipa