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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Generally yes: There are a number of cautions with the melatonin including be careful if you have a seizure disorder, glaucoma, hypertension, diabetes, depression, s ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Forrester
41 years experience Psychiatry
No!: Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain; used as an over-the-counter sleep aid, it does not cause physica ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Melatonin: Headaches, nausea, grogginess, irritability, hypothermia, & postural hypotension. Such symptoms are mild & transient.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Melatonin is used as a natural sleep aid. It is not habit forming.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Hormone: Melatonin is prduced by your pineal gland in your brain and increases with darkness.. One of the mechanisms of melatonin is to inhibit microtubules i ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Melatonin: Indefinitely.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Klonopin/Melatonin: Combination ok, but wondering if u would still need the melatonin if u took Klonopin (clonazepam) at bedtime?. Please discuss further with your doctor ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Must ask why need it: Although melatonin is quite safe in the recommended doseages and has been used in children as young as 6 months and up..To help with troubled-sleeping ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tedde Rinker
42 years experience Holistic Medicine
Time to see a doctor: You've done most supplements to improve sleep without help. It could be a hormonal imbalance causing insomnia: adrenal, thyroid and ovarian hormone im ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Not necessarily : This is something you and your physician should discuss. The weaning period for Clonazepam is dependent on how long and at what does your were using. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
IT MAY TAKE A FEW: Days depending on whether you have been on anti insomnics or not before. Here's a tip; take it 1-2 hours before your sleeptime. Start with 3 mgs, 2- ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
19 years experience Pulmonology
Any : Any patient who has insomnia must pay attention to their sleep hygiene. You must avoid alcohol and sedatives after 6 pm, leave bed for sex and sleep o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience Geriatrics
Yes its a relatively: Benign pill to take though whether it will help you is a separate question. Good luck.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Variable: It hasn't been really studied that well from a scientific viewpoint. Usual dose for sleep is about 1 mg. Some have advocated up to 9 mg to prevent clu ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Tasimelteon is: A melatonin receptor agonist. Actually restricted in the US except for those with impaired vision and possibly for jetlag, shift work etc. Tasimelteon ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Malen
50 years experience Psychiatry
Melatonin: Melatonin is not approved by fda but is widely used as an alternative sleep aid. In my practice it is well tolerated. However some people complain of ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: Melatonin is out of your body within hours.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Pretty safe: But, long-term use could lead to decreasing benefit if taken at too frequent intervals and at escalating amounts. But typically, can last a lot longe ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Half-life is not the same as onset of action. Melatonin may take 1-2 hours for activity to begin. Half-life determines how long drug stays in system, ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Vinuela
38 years experience Psychiatry
Medication time : Consult with your provider first. May need to increase the dose of the medications and/or change the times for the medications to be given. I will sug ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Melatonin: Not good combination, especially if high dose & regular use.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raju Indukuri
44 years experience Psychiatry
drug interactions: There are no known drug adverse interactions.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Might try this:: Cluster headaches are more resistant to these OTC remedies, but might apply migraine approach with Vitamin B-2, riboflavin 200 mg twice daily, or perh ... Read More
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A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes,: You can
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Melatonin: Since there is no established dose for melatonin, it is recommended to start low (0.3 mg) & work up to 5 mg, taken usually 30 - 60 minutes before bedt ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
One: Just one 3mg tablet before bedtime. This seems to be the dosage most widely available, but it is much greater than physiologic as it is.
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