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Melatonin overdose in children

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Overdose sxs: A melatonin overdose could lead to symptoms like marked sedation, headache, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, low blood pressure, dizziness, confusion,... Read More

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Question : Your question is best addressed by developing a relationship with a primary care doctor. Your question raises other questions
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Wilson
Sleep Medicine 21 years experience
Sure: You can overdose on anything, even water. I normally don't see a role for more than 3mg of melatonin though occasionally i've used 10mg for certain he... Read More
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
OD on Melatonin: Possible, so is true with any medication or supplement at toxic doses.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Few studies done.: "There are very few short-term and no long-term safety data. Toxicological studies have shown that a lethal dose could not be obtained even at extreme... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Nothing: You may get tired; don't drive a car or operate machinery. However, if you are thinking of harming yourself -- don't do it, and phone a crisis line no... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Melatonin: Can accumulate in the liver with long periods of high dosage. Am not sure what the potentially lethal dose would be, since many pills do not contain a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Melatonin is usually very benign and safe, but in large quantities could make you sick. However, am concerned about your query. Why did you ask? Th... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Melatonin OD: Possible, depending on the dose. Also, seizures & elevation in blood pressure were reported.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ancona
Specializes in Pediatrics
One half to two mgs: Melatonin is relatively safe at most doses. It does not appear that the effect of melatonin is dose related so most children should take either one h... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Melatonin: Anything is dangerous in overdose. Before you take too much of anything, talk to your doctor or counselor. If you are asking how much to take for inso... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Overdose rare: Melatonin is sedating and i would not recommend more than 10 mg to help with insomnia. While melatonin overdosages rarely are dangerous, dosages above... Read More

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