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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Melatonin (Definition)

Melatonin_is a hormone that helps regulate sleep. Some studies suggest that there is abnormal melatonin production in children with autism and other developmental disorders. Several studies suggest that melatonin may be useful for improving sleep, if ...Read more


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Does melatonin cause constipation?

Does melatonin cause constipation?

It can: Not a typical side effect, unlike dizziness, blurred vision and blood pressure changes upon standing, constipation and reflux can be side effect of melatonin. ...Read more

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Can melatonin make you constipated?

Can melatonin make you constipated?

Melatonin: Common ones are dizziness & headaches. Less common are abdominal discomfort, mild anxiety, irritability, confusion, & short-lasting depression. ...Read more

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Could melatonin suplement cause dependence?

Unlikely: I've never heard of anyone having trouble stopping melatonin, but people can become psychologically dependent on anything. If you google "melatonin dependence" you'll find a few people out there who claim they become dependent on it. I consider this fairly unlikely though. ...Read more

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Can melatonin cause irregular heartbeat?

Can melatonin cause irregular heartbeat?

NOT usually: Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body. It's main use is for insomnia. Melatonin seems to be able to shorten the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, but only by about 12 minutes! (according to one research study) the usual dose 1-3mg. Melatonin can raise blood pressure in people who are taking certain medications to control blood pressure-so not recommended in hypertension (hi bp). ...Read more

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What to take for melatonin-caused headaches?

Don't take melatonin: I'm more of the club that if a med is causing a side effect that is troublesome look for a different med rather than covering up a side effect with another pill. You may be able to try a lower dose or brand of melatonin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if melatonin causes memory loss?

Can you tell me if melatonin causes memory loss?

Melatonin: Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland, and involved in maintain circadian rhythm, and regularize sleep-wake cycles. It is very unusual to have memory loss from such product, but side effects are common in certain individuals. There will be interesting to know if you are susceptible to such adverse effect. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more