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is melatonin addictive?

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Dr. Ruchir Patel
13 years experience Sleep Medicine
No addiction: There is no risk of developing a physiological dependence or addiction to melatonin -- meaning that your brain will not become dependent upon melatonin. Yet, as with any behavior (ie, the act of taking melatonin every night before bed) can become "addicting" or habitual thus causing a psychological addiction to needing to take melatonin for help you sleep.
Answered on Oct 7, 2020
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Dr. Jose Rafael Marquina
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Addiction: At least the fda doesn't think that it is is sold in the us as nutritional supplement.
Answered on Aug 22, 2013
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not Addictive: There is no evidence that it is addictive.
Answered on Feb 20, 2013
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