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Boerne, TX
A 66-year-old female asked:

Is melatonin safe to take on a regular basis for sleep?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Probably safe: Melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland and acts to regulate the body's sleep/wake cycle. Its use as a supplement has been proposed for multiple reasons; improved sleep, chronic fatique and autism are just a few. No serious toxic effects are reported, but caution is advised when used with other sedative meds or when anticoagulents or dibetic meds are involved. Talk to your doc to learn more.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Seems to Be: Current studies demonstrate effectiveness with safety.

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Ocala, FL
A 35-year-old female asked:

I have lupus and want to know if melatonin is safe to take to get some sleep?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Fine: There is no reason why you can't take melatonin with Lupus or any autoimmune disorder.
Last updated Jul 16, 2019
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