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How much melatonin is safe to take at once 130 pounds

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Kopyev
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Upto 30 mg: You can take upto 30 mg at night.
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Melatonin: You should stick with 0.5-5mg 1 hour before bedtime. Larger doses of melatonin can even be counterproductive and dangerous. There was a study that sho... Read More
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Start with 1 mg: I do not recommend high doses that is often by health professionals. Melatonin is a natural chemical secreted by cells in certain parts of the brain. ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Melatonin: does not work for everyone. 6 mg is the standard dose. You can try 9 mg for a few days. Let you psychiatrist know you are having insomnia. They may w... Read More
Dr. Ravinder Nagpaul
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Taking high dose: Normal recommended dose is 1 to 3 mg one hr before going to bed
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Fine: There is no reason why you can't take melatonin with Lupus or any autoimmune disorder.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Melatonin: Unless otherwise advised by your doctor, yes it is safe.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Better be safe: I would not see a problem but better be safe and avoid all additional stuff.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Commonly used: Many people have reported response with dosage up to 3mg per day.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I was unable to find: Any interactions between magnesium and melatonin using a drug interaction checker. However, there is never a 100% guarantee.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Avoid combo: Avoid taking this combination, as it may increase risk of seizures.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Geriatrics 25 years experience
Yes its a relatively: Benign pill to take though whether it will help you is a separate question. Good luck.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It is preferrable: Not to use long term- but I have many patients who do use it long term with success. Are you using excellent sleep hygiene? If not- try that first. 1.... Read More

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