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Is It Safe To Take Melatonin Ginkgo Together
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.
Avoid combo: Avoid taking this combination, as it may increase risk of seizures. ...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
Is it safe to take NyQuil and Melatonin together? I think NyQuil caused me to stay awake last night.
I agree w dr. Labarbera. Although they can be used together - don't really recommend it. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can lead to rebound insomnia. How about starting w good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include. ...Read more
Yes: You would want to be aware of the possibility of increased sedation and headaches, but this combination is likely to be safe. ...Read more
I took Xanax (alprazolam) about 4 hours ago for my anxiety and then just took 5mg of Melatonin to help me sleep tonight. Is it safe to take these drugs together?
Yes: These agents with no cross react or interfere with each other's activity. The pattern you used is common and you have no worries here. It is safe to take them together. ...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
Is melatonin and fish oil safe to take together? And is 1000 mg fish oil too much to take one time a day? I'm 19, male and will begin taking it.
I have chronic insomnia and my ambien (zolpidem) doesn't work anymore. Is safe take 10mg of melatonin and zzzquil together?
Is it safe for an 11 year old who weighs 81lbs to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin every night as a sleep aid together?
Yes and no: The answer to your question is yes it is safe. The next question that comes to my mind though, is why she needs a sleep aid every night at age 11. If she has a type of sleep initiation disorder, have behavioral interventions with her bedtime routine been tried, including no computer or LED screen time for two hours prior to bed? Will meditation and relaxation techniques help rather than chronic med ...Read more
What is a safe way to get to sleep? Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin together? Are there any OTC meds to relax muscles? My legs cramp and spasm.
Sleep hygiene plus: Consistent sleep & wake hours; keeping a cool, dark sleeping room; no computer or tv in there; comfortable bedding; practice relaxation methods before sleep; establish a sleep ritual like hot bath, etc; no daytime naps; finish meals at least 3 hours before sleep; avoid alcohol, or caffeine within 4 - 6 hours of bedtime. Magnesium glycinate or citrate may help muscle cramps & relaxation. ...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
Usually, But...: You need to check with the pharmacist who has a list of all your medications and any possible interactions. ...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
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 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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Melatonin.: Taking Melatonin in this context would be fine. ...Read more
Melatonin. . .: This is perfectly fine for you to try at night. Your real question pertains to potential drug interactions. Drug interactions are both studied and recorded for prescription medications. This knowledge is very important to us as physicians, when we are writing multiple prescriptions. However, there is significantly less data available on how one OTC medication/supplement might interact with another ...Read more
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Melatonin: Yes. Of course. This commonly used herb is a very safe addition to complicated medical and medication issues. ...Read more
Sedatives. ..: Possibly safe. Whenever I'm asked about "natural" supplements (unless they're professional grade brands - such as Thorne) keep in mind that they're not usually tested for purity or potency. That said, melatonin can amplify the effects of quetiapine or clonazepam, but to what extent is unknown. Definitely discuss all of your OTC & Rx meds with your doctor - perhaps a dose change might help. G'Luck! ...Read more
BP & Melatonin: Low dose should be ok, if ok with your doctor. ...Read more
Is it safe to take melatonin for jet lag and also do develop a sleep routine for a few days till sleep cycle stable. Am on 40 my Prozac (fluoxetine) as well.
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'm taking Metoprolol 50mg Succ. (in the a.m.) for anxiety related sinus tachycardia. Is it safe to take Melatonin 3mg to help with sleep issues?
The most common melatonin side effects include:
Other, less common melatonin side effects might include abdominal discomfort, mild anxiety, irritability, confusion and short-lasting feelings of depression.
In addition, melatonin supplements can interact with various medications, including:
•Blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants)
•Medications that suppress the immune system (immunosuppressants)
•Birth control pills ...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
Depends: It really depends upon what medicine you are taking, so check with your doctor ...Read more
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