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Melatonin allergy

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but:: Many antihistamines make children either sleepy or overexcited, so melatonin may work too well or not at all when taken with an antihistamine.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Melatonin should not effect skin testing.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but why??: There are no bad interactions between zyrtec (cetirizine) and melatonin. They are safe to use together. The bigger question is why daily melatonin. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Deeper sleep: wanted. Please consider getting a sound machine of some sort. White noise can help mask sounds from outside. There are also machines that give you ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Couple of things: Try not to take Benadryl at night at least and inquire about a sleep study as that might be part of the problem. You are right about the risk for fall ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Start Lower: I would start with a lower dose of melatonin for a child this age, 1 to 3 mg. Be sure to limit screen time in evenings, warm bath, low lights, reading ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Sleep quality: Ideally, you would not depend on ANYTHING at all for sleep... those meds may temporarily seem to help, but in actual fact, they 'mess' with the sleep ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
16 years experience Pharmacology
Melatonin &Benadryl: You can take both melatonin and benadryl (diphenhydramine) together. They have different mechanisms of actions. However, they will have a synergistic ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Drowsy,weak, shakey: People feel drowsy, weak, and disoriented when they take excessive amounts of this drug. They may also feel shaky and notice a headache, . Some people ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Not sure: Melatonin is not classified by the fda as a "drug" like Ambien or Lunesta (eszopiclone) so there is not too much info in the us. It is available over ... Read More
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