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Can Pregnant Women Take Melatonin
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Not considered safe: Authorities widely caution against it saying it "may increase risk of developmental disorders." no one knows for sure becuase no one gives meds to pregnant women to see what happens but it is best to not take any chances. Homeopathic remedies, relaxation techniques and the Amino Acid glycine are safe alternatives. See http://www.Wisegeek.Com/is-it-safe-to-take-melatonin-in-pregnancy.Htm#. ...Read more
Safe: Low oral doses of melatonin (.5-1 mg) taken at bedtime for sleep in general are as safe as any other nutritional supplement you might take during pregnancy. Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain which has numerous functions, but is most well-known for its sleep-inducing properties. Also consider vitamin b6 (unisom), or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50mg at bedtime for sleep. ...Read more
Is ZMA that has melatonin, GABA, and tribulus in the ingredients safe to take while trying to get pregnant?
ZMA: If you are trying to get pregnant taking ZMA is not recommended ...Read more
Possibly no: Although Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin are ordinarily safe to take together, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is usually safe to take during pregnancy, melatonin is probably not. Melatonin is a natural hormone and the effects of the larger amounts found in supplements on the developing baby is unknown. Discuss the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with you obstetrician. ...Read more
Better be safe: I would not see a problem but better be safe and avoid all additional stuff. ...Read more
I am ten weeks pregnant and have a hard time sleeping at night. Can i take melatonin and if so what dosage?
I am 4 wks pregnant can i take melatonin or Valerian root to help me sleep? Exercise isnt helpin still so restless suggestion if not able to take?
Decaf tea/ warm milk:
during the 1st trimester, I would avoid all things that were not prescribed by a physician. These herbs are not regulated by the FDA and therefore the doses are not thought to be standard from pill to pill. Also we are not sure about drug interaction or effects on the fetus at this critical time in the life of your baby. all the organs are forming right now. Drink warm milk . ...Read more
Try excellent sleep: Hygiene first. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs prior to sleep & no alcohol or tobacco. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more
I am six weeks pregnant and take melatonin at night for sleep. Is melatonin safe during pregnancy? My doctor just took me off sinequan (doxepin) for sleep.
Not recommended: Melatonin is not categorized by the fda and so currently has no such listing, but studies have shown that high level of melatonin during pregnancy may increase of developmental disorders. As a result, it is not advisable to take during pregnancy. If you have much problems with insomnia, please consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Not likely: I am unaware of any negative effect on the fetus from maternal use of melatonin. Use it in moderation. ...Read more
Melatonin in pregnancy...is it ok? Wanted to try a natural option over drugs like Benadryl (diphenhydramine).
NO,it is not ok.: Can cause developmental disorders. Do not take it while pregnant. ...Read more
I forgot I took melatonin then took zquill. I'm 37 weeks pregnant should I worry or go to the hospital?
I was reading online that melatonin effects ovulation in a woman is this true?I ask because i take over-the-counter melatonin and i just wanna know
Reports confusing: Yes, there are confusing reports, melatonin sold as food supplement , escaped the vigilant fda eye, with normal secretion is a internal clock , maintain daily circadian rhythm , stimulates fsh, lh there by help ovulation, with exogenous administration , there is not enough scientific evidence , due to financial benefits quacks are pushing by adding from cookies , soft drinks and in everything. ...Read more
Can Melatonin 1mg be taken with Vimpat (lacosamide) 50mg and Rispadone 0.5MG ?
female is 22. and takes vimpat (lacosamide) at night 10:30 pm.
No problem: melatonin at 1 milligram is an extremely low dose. May not do anything anyway. Even 5 milligram should not cause problems. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to overdose on melatonin? What happens if overdose? How much at once is considered overdose for a 95lb Female? How much should I take?
One: Just one 3mg tablet before bedtime. This seems to be the dosage most widely available, but it is much greater than physiologic as it is. ...Read more
How much melatonin is safe to take? My prescription sleep pill is too strong but melatonin is too weak. I usually take 6mg. 170lb, 16, female.
Melatonin: Since there is no established dose for melatonin, it is recommended to start low (0.3 mg) & work up to 5 mg, taken usually 30 - 60 minutes before bedtime. Potential side effects are nausea/vomiting, headache, irritability. If morning drowsiness occurs, reduce dose or take earlier before bedtime. Choose reliable manufacturer since ingredient quality may vary (not regulated by govt). ...Read more
Melatonin can be : Effective for difficulty sleeping. Are you using good sleep hygiene? Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin. ...Read more
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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