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Is melatonin safe for dementia patients with afib

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Melatonin has been studied recently for a natural treament for those with ad for both cognition as well as restoring better sleep. A starting dose on ... Read More
Dr. Sowmya Kurtakoti
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unknown: No studies done with regards to melatonin and dementia.
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
There are studies: No studies specifically for afib and melatonin I am aware of, but many studies for melatonin in ad.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Geriatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Latest published studies showed that alzheimer's patients lack melatomin related metabolism in the body resulting sundowning effect. With the introduc... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Check with doctor: Vistaril 50 mg can be combined with 10 mg of melatonin.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Ask your doctor now: You should bring this question to your prescribing doctor for any concern or possible misunderstanding since s/he knows more about your individual con... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Versed: The colonoscopy procedure will be fairly quick, but patients do need some sedation. Versed is frequently used, and is safe. It wears off very quickl... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 38 years experience
Yes: If melatonin improves your sleep then it may even help type 2 diabetes. Getting at least 7 hours sleep per night helps with weight loss and thus blood... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 13 years experience
It is: Appropriate doses of melatonin are generally safe in diabetes and heart disease. It does slightly reduce clotting ability so is used with caution whe... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
To treat or not to: All seroquel (quetiapine) class medications carry a warning against using antipsychotic medications in patients with alzheimer's . There is a signific... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Minimally so: Risk factors for eventual dementia may have threads that are genetic but mostly they are indirect and do not raise the risk dramatically. Lowering ris... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 27 years experience
No: According to all studies so far, any antipsychotic used for the purpose of treating behavioral problems or psychosis related to dementia is associated... Read More