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Is it safe for teenagers to use melatonin?

Is it safe for teenagers to use melatonin?

Must ask why need it: Although melatonin is quite safe in the recommended doseages and has been used in children as young as 6 months and up..To help with troubled-sleeping issue...Often trouble with falling asleep or jetlag issues etc... I would do is first to find out why the teen needs this-consult doc. Avoid use with other meds that can cause drowsiness and some blood pressure meds-- good luck. ...Read more

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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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Are melatonin supplements safe for teenagers?

Melatonin can: Be used by a teenager. However, don't know what dose you are referrring to. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe?

Agree W Dr. Jacobsen: Concur that with the exceptions he listed that Melatonin is a safe approach to insomnia. ...Read more

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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 a month after expiration?

Safe: It is safe but the potency and effectiveness declines over time. Discard it and get a new bottle even so. ...Read more

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Is melatonin 3mg nightly safe for long term use?

Yes: Conventional wisdom is that this is as natural a sleep aid as possible, and safe for longer term use. ...Read more