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is melatonin addicting?

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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 physical dependence which some of the prescribed medications might.
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Melatonin: Not likely.
Answered on May 22, 2015
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Melatonin: Headaches, nausea, grogginess, irritability, hypothermia, & postural hypotension. Such symptoms are mild & transient.
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Dr. David Wyatt
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Yes: Melatonin is used as a natural sleep aid. It is not habit forming.
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