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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

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Bystolic and melatonin safe to take together? I am still waking up in the middle of night from arenalin type rushes EVERY night. HELP!

Yes, they're safe: Bystolic and melatonin may be safely be taken together. They are not known to cause side effects like the ones you described, so they’re not likely the cause. Not only that, but there is some question about whether melatonin remains effective when taken for long periods for insomnia. It is worth considering consultation directly with someone who may assess you for both insomnia and other possible ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 1.5 mg melatonin 4-5x week? It helps me tremendously. Does your body start to produce less due to supplementing with it?

Safe: See no real problem at this point, and really will not profoundly affect brain chemistry, but if you have a sleep disorder, best to uncover cause, as more specific approaches could be necessary. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a melatonin after having 2 beers?

Probably not: It's generally not a good idea to combine melatonin and alcohol. Although they're both sedatives, using them together can disrupt normal, healthy sleep. Drinking can also increase the side effects of melatonin, . ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe to take during pregnancy?

No!: Melatonin supplementation should be avoided in women who are pregnant or attempting to become pregnant, based on possible hormonal effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take melatonin while pregnant?

Is it safe to take melatonin while pregnant?

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

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Is it safe to take melatonin with the Merena iud?

Safe together: Those medicines are safe together and should not interfere with each other. Most people use between 1 to 5 milligrams of melatonin at a time. I normally recommend people start with 1 milligram. Be careful you are not too sleepy the next morning after using melatonin.

A medicine you use, Ritalin, (methylphenidate) is known to keep people awake fyi. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safer to take than zolpidem for insomnia and what dosage to take?

Is melatonin safer to take than zolpidem for insomnia and what dosage to take?

1 mg or less: Higher doses of melatonin can actually interfere with normal sleep. Take 0.3 to 1 mg. And see how you do. Both are generally safe, but melatonin usually has less potential for morning "hang over". ...Read more

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Is it safe to take phosphatidylserine and melatonin together?

Drug interactions: Melatonin is used to advance sleep onset, and phosphatidylserine is usually used or promoted for brain function. Taking them together should not be an issue but there are websites that can do drug interaction analysis. Also are you taking any other medications as these can play a role together. What doses are you taking as this too can play a role. Taking these then you need to see md for help. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a child to take children's nyquil and melatonin?

Is it safe for a child to take children's nyquil and melatonin?

Not togerher: You do not mention. The age of the child. But I would not give these together. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to take melatonin supplement with other medicine?

Depends: It really depends upon what medicine you are taking, so check with your doctor ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe and can I take while on Stelara (ustekinumab)? Any interactions

No interactions.: Hello and thanks for using Health Tap. There are no interactions reported between Stealers and Melatonin used simultaneously. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a pretty terrible cold. Is it safe to take theraflu nighttime and melatonin together?

I have a pretty terrible cold. Is it safe to take theraflu nighttime and melatonin together?

Yes, that's safe: Hi. Yes, it is safe to take melatonin with Theraflu (acetaminophen, phenylephrine, and diphenhydramine). I hope you sleep well and feel better soon! ...Read more

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I work shift work and sometimes take melatonin. I also work out a few hours before bed. Is it safe to take Melatonin before a workout in this case?

I work shift work and sometimes take melatonin. I also work out a few hours before bed. Is it safe to take Melatonin before a workout in this case?

Take before sleep: Melatonin is useful to adjust your sleep wake cycle as you do shift work. It also has a sleep-inducing effect. For both these reasons it is probably better and safer to take it closer to your sleep time and not before your workout ...Read more

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I've been taking 20mg of melatonin, which I've been told is the highest safe dose you can take, and it helps me a lot. But is it bad for your liver?

No hepatotoxicity: There is no reported hepatotoxicity due to melatonin. In fact, studies in rodents have showed a protective effect of melatonin against hepatotoxity. See your sleep specialist for further discussion. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/9406047, http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/25101283, http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23675075 ...Read more

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I sent a question about is it safe to take melatonin if your hypothtoid. I got two totally different answers., now I'm confused still don't know?

I sent a question about is it safe to take melatonin if your hypothtoid. I got two totally different answers., now I'm confused still don't know?

Here's an article: That may clear up the confusion (or not) : http://www. Endocrine-abstracts. Org/ea/0026/ea0026p394.Htm. My understanding is that people who have hypothyroidism from hashimoto's, an auto-immune disorder, should not take melatonin because it may increase inflamnation in the body. Please ask your endocrinologist if it is safe for you to take in your particular case. That's always safest. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be on Norinyl 1/35 and take 5mg of Melatonin?

Yes, its safe...: This combination is safe and Melatonin won't interfere with the effectiveness of Norinyl 1/35. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin?

Is it safe to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin?

With caution: Although technically no drug-drug interactions are listed for the 2, both cause sedation & might have an additive effect. Be sure how the combination will affect you before operating machinery or driving. People have been cited for dui from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) alone. ...Read more