A 38-year-old female asked about a 88-year-old female:
What is better for an elderly person to take to stay asleep through the night - liquid melatonin or a tablet?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Melatonin: Usually liquid form is easier to take in, at lowest dose possible (can be titrated down to less than 1 mg. Doses).
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Melatonin: Sublingual (liquid under the tongue) is much better. It is more quickly absorbed and you don't have to worry about breakdown from stomach acids. You can often use lower doses.
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Last updated Oct 29, 2018
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