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How should I take ramelteon?

You should take ramelteon exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take ramelteon 30 minutes before your bedtime with a full glass of water and make sure you will have the opportunity for at least seven to eight hours of sleep. A typical dose is 8mg. After taking a dose, do not engage in any activities other than preparing for bed. You should not take ramelteon with a high-fat meal, because this can slow the medication's absorption into your bloodstream. Even though ramelteon is not known to be habit forming, long-term use may decrease its effectiveness. If your insomnia has not improved after seven days, talk to your doctor.

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