A recent clinical study showed that ROZEREM? (ramelteon) could be used for treating people suffering from chronic insomnia, as the medication is found to reduce the time to fall asleep in adults significantly. // It has also been found that patients who received it showed no signs of recurring or withdrawal effects.
In this placebo-controlled analysis, approximately two-thirds of patients who received 8 mg of ROZEREM experienced at least a 50 percent reduction in the time it took them to fall asleep. Study participants also experienced no rebound insomnia or withdrawal effects following discontinuation of treatment with ROZEREM. Rebound insomnia is the worsening of insomnia symptoms after a person stops taking their insomnia medications.
"These data show that ROZEREM can be effective in helping patients fall asleep faster without rebound insomnia and other withdrawal effects," said Thomas Roth, PhD, director of the Sleep Disorders and Research Center, Detroit, Mich. "This may represent another option for patients who are looking for a sleeping medication that is right for them."
About the Study
In this sub-analysis of a large, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, a total of 269 adults received 8 mg of ROZEREMTM (n=138) or placebo (n=131) nightly for five weeks (35 nights). Sleep parameters were evaluated at weeks 1, 3, and 5 by using a polysomnograph. ROZEREM was replaced with placebo for the two nights following the study (nights 36 and 37) to evaluate rebound insomnia and withdrawal effects.
The primary endpoint was the percentage of patients who achieved at least 50 percent improvement in the time it took to fall asleep (latency to persistent sleep, or LPS).
Results showed that a statistically significantly greater percentage of adults with chronic insomnia treated with ROZEREM 8 mg demonstrated at least 50 percent LPS reduction compared to those who received placebo at week 1 (63 percent vs. 40Page: 1 2 3 4 Related medicine news :1
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