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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-48  

Ramelteon: A melatonin receptor agonist for the treatment of insomnia

V Devi, PK Shankar 
 Department of Pharmacology, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India

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V Devi
Department of Pharmacology, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal
India

Ramelteon is a novel MT1 and MT2 melatonin receptor selective agonist recently approved for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulty in sleep onset. It is a nonscheduled drug since it lacks the potential for abuse and does not interact with neurotransmitter receptors most associated with these phenomena. Although the effects of ramelteon use >5 weeks are unknown, the available data confirms its safety and efficacy for short-term use. Clinical use and future research should uncover more information about ramelteon«SQ»s properties.


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Devi V, Shankar P K. Ramelteon: A melatonin receptor agonist for the treatment of insomnia.J Postgrad Med 2008;54:45-48


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Devi V, Shankar P K. Ramelteon: A melatonin receptor agonist for the treatment of insomnia. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2008 [cited 2022 May 21 ];54:45-48
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