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Is Melatonin Safe To Take On A Regular Basis For Sleep
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Melatonin safe?: Safe, if ok with your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sleep: Taking too many meds is never a good idea. That said, you need to clarify this with your doctor. ...Read more
Took 0.5mg Clonazapam for GAD to help me sleep the last 2 nights. Don't want to take it a third for fear of dependency. Would melatonin be a safe alt?
Depends: Depends on if you're treating insomnia or anxiety. Melatonin generally helps insomnia. A treatment wIthout side effects or addiction possibility is available here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/02/18/lifestyle-changes-as-treatment-for-mental-health-concerns-depression-anxiety/23670.html ...Read more
1-2 mg: The correct dose of melatonin is 1-2 mg, taken around 9 pm - which is when natural melatonin starts to rise. Start with the lowest dose. For some people the 3 mg dose can actually increase insomnia. Good sleep hygiene helps sleep - dark cool bedroom, no computers or tv after 9pm or so, no late exercise, for instance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have difficulty sleeping. I get sleep at 4am every night and I'm thinking of taking melatonin. Is it safe and how much should one take? Thank you!
Sure : There is no problem with this.Get a more detailed answer ›
My granddaughters take melatonin 3mg or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50mg for sleep each night. Is this safe. They are 10 and 12 years old.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hard time sleeping and I take 50mg of Trazadone every night and still struggle to fall asleep. Is is safe to take a small amount of melatonin?
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
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.
Melatonin/Klonopin: Should be ok, as prescribedGet a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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