A female asked:
is it okay to take melatonin (i have trouble sleeping) at night even though i take ritalin (methylphenidate) la as soon as i wake up?
2 doctor answers
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER answered
37 years experience Pediatrics
Usually: Melatonin is a natural hormone your body makes, so taking the pill can help with sleep. It can be particularly helpful for people with ADHD on Ritalin-type meds to shorten the period before sleep. Take it about 30 min before bed and then settle into your bed with a book and soft lighting. Start with a low dose- talk with your doctor if that isn't enough to help you find the best dose for you.
Answered on May 2, 2015
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