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How Much Melatonin Is Safe To Take At Once 130 Pounds
Is it safe to take 10 mg melatonin and 50 mg diphenhydramine HCl an hour before bed almost every night? I have trouble getting to sleep most nights.
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
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.
Fine: There is no reason why you can't take melatonin with Lupus or any autoimmune disorder. ...Read more
Melatonin: Unless otherwise advised by your doctor, yes it is safe. ...Read more
Better be safe: I would not see a problem but better be safe and avoid all additional stuff. ...Read more
Avoid combo: Avoid taking this combination, as it may increase risk of seizures. ...Read more
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
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
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
Pills: Why can't you take pills? I think it is time to discuss this with a psychologist. ...Read more
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
Usually, But...: You need to check with the pharmacist who has a list of all your medications and any possible interactions. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Depends: It really depends upon what medicine you are taking, so check with your doctor ...Read more
No interactions.: Hello and thanks for using Health Tap. There are no interactions reported between Stealers and Melatonin used simultaneously. Take care. ...Read more
Is it safe to take 4 mg of melatonin every night for sleep? What are other pro's and con's of useing this daily.
Does melatonin effect ovulation? Is it bad if you take it once every couple months because I read online it effects ovulation. Is it safe?
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'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
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
Yes, its safe...: This combination is safe and Melatonin won't interfere with the effectiveness of Norinyl 1/35. Best wishes! ...Read more
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
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