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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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How much melatonin is safe to take at once. 130 pounds?

Start with 1 mg: I do not recommend high doses that is often by health professionals. Melatonin is a natural chemical secreted by cells in certain parts of the brain. A poor sleep pattern, perhaps caused by change in normal body's diurnal rhythm (long air flights, night shift work, long hours of study at night) can be helped by melatonin, but suggest 1mg, 2mg, 3mg, each for 1 week; no help? Fogetaboitit-:). ...Read more

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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.

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: Does not work for everyone. 6 mg is the standard dose. You can try 9 mg for a few days. Let you psychiatrist know you are having insomnia. They may want to make an adjustment in your medication. Read about good sleep hygiene if you have not already done so. ...Read more

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Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin safe to take at the same time?

Melatonin: Unless otherwise advised by your doctor, yes it is safe. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe and how much can I take?

Is melatonin safe and how much can I take?

Commonly used: Many people have reported response with dosage up to 3mg per day. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe to take for jet lag?

Is melatonin safe to take for jet lag?

AASM guidlines: When time at destination is expected to be brief, keeping home-based sleep hours, rather than adopting destination sleep hours, may reduce sleepiness and jet lag symptoms. In addition, the combination of morning exposure to bright light and shifting the sleep schedule one hour earlier each day for three days prior to eastward travel may lessen symptoms of jet lag. Use from 0.5 to 5mg - before bed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take melatonin every night?

It is preferrable: Not to use long term- but I have many patients who do use it long term with success. Are you using excellent sleep hygiene? If not- try that first. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 3 pills of 5 mg melatonin?

Below: 15 mg is not a toxic dose.
But I would suggest discussing you sleeping problems with your DR to try to find another solution. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 3mg Melatonin every night?

Is it safe to take 3mg Melatonin every night?

Sleep hygiene a must: Should be ok but I recommend you check with your doctor about your other prescriptions, I am available for second opinion if needed ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 3mg of Melatonin each nighttime?

Average: Your dose is not at all excessive, and likely will be both safe and effective. Many of us on this site recommend Melatonin in place of prescription sleeping pills ...Read more

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If I can't take pills is it safe to crush a melatonin?

Pills: Why can't you take pills? I think it is time to discuss this with a psychologist. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take melatonin while you are on other medication?

Usually, But...: You need to check with the pharmacist who has a list of all your medications and any possible interactions. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe to take? Anything that could cause it to be unsafe? (I have Hashimotos)

Very safe: In my opinion, probably far safer that standard prescription sleeping pills, and does not cause sleep walking. But before starting it, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 5mg Melatonin with my Valium at night? I take 15mg Valium a day total, 5mg of it at night. Is this safe?

Melatonin and valium: The real question is why you are taking either of these.
A consult with a Psychologist would be a good idea.

No you are not crazy but Psychologists can add a lot to your overall health. ...Read more