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can i give my 2 year old melatonin

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Melatonin can be given to two year olds. The question though is why do you want to? Melatonin is a lousy sleeping pill; it is a sleep cycle regulat ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Melatonin: This is a very controversial topic. Your child should be assessed for any medical or behavioral disorder. A bedtime routine should be in place. At th ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Generally safe: You would have to talk to your pediatrician/fam med doct for specifics if she has medical conditions, but I have prescribed melatonin 0.5-1mg for chil ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I don't: There are no available studies that look at safety and proper dosing for a 2 year old.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Occasionally: But not recommended. Melatonin is a natural hormone and long term in young people can affect their growth hormone. I would be more interested in explo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Barbuto
Specializes in Neurology
Be very careful: You have a two year old and you are 17. How easy is your life? Who has the issues here? See professionals. Almost certainly it is an error to prov ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
At : At this time there are no guidelines for melatonin usage in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. That being said, there are numerous studies s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Without any other: information to go on, I can't answer that. I strongly recommend that you call the American Association of Poison Control Center's Hotline at 800-222- ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Best to see good Dr.: This is complex so I advise seeing an integrative MD- see http://tinyurl.com/znoel89 It's safe to try melatonin but I recommend a tiny dose of 0.25-0 ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: You can give her a low dose of melatonin. That said, if there is such a strong family history of sleep problems it may be a good idea to consult a sl ... Read More

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