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Can I give my 4 year old melatonin and allergy medicine (zyrtec (cetirizine)) in the same day? If yes what would be the proper dose of melatonin?

Can I give my 4 year old melatonin and allergy medicine (zyrtec (cetirizine)) in the same day? If yes what would be the proper dose of melatonin?

Yes, but why??: There are no bad interactions between zyrtec (cetirizine) and melatonin. They are safe to use together. The bigger question is why daily melatonin. I imagine it has to do with poor sleep initiation patterns, but without knowing more, I would talk to his pediatrician about its use. A usual safe dose for a 4 y/o is 3 or 5 mg at bedtime, but as important is bedtime routine, decreased stimulation, etc. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can a child take melatonin and allergy relief together?

Can a child take melatonin and allergy relief together?

Yes, but:: Many antihistamines make children either sleepy or overexcited, so melatonin may work too well or not at all when taken with an antihistamine. ...Read more

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Is a 5mg tablet of melatonin safe to give an 11yr old child on a consistent basis? She has allergies, asthma, and takes Singular & an OTC allergy med.

Is a 5mg tablet of melatonin safe to give an 11yr old child on a consistent basis? She has allergies, asthma, and takes Singular & an OTC allergy med.

No: We don't really know what melatonin does on a growing child. However it seems that you are trying to treat the symptoms and not the cause. The history suggests that nasal congestion and/or asthma may be the cause for his sleep problem and it is time for you to consider seeing an allergist since not getting enough sleep is just a small part of his problem. ...Read more

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What can I take to be a deeper sleeper, cant sleep cause of trains and construction going on, taking benadryl for allergies and melatonin, what else?

What can I take to be a deeper sleeper, cant sleep cause of trains and construction going on, taking benadryl for allergies and melatonin, what else?

Deeper sleep: Wanted. Please consider getting a sound machine of some sort. White noise can help mask sounds from outside. There are also machines that give you a choice of white noise, waterfalls, crickets, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you take melatonin at the same time as benadryl (diphenhydramine)? I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies but im still having trouble sleeping, don't want to mix what I cant.

Can you take melatonin at the same time as benadryl (diphenhydramine)? I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergies but im still having trouble sleeping, don't want to mix what I cant.

Melatonin &Benadryl: You can take both melatonin and benadryl (diphenhydramine) together. They have different mechanisms of actions. However, they will have a synergistic effect (more sedation, drowsiness). Avoid alcohol and driving. Tips to help with sleep. Avoid stimulants (i.e., caffeine). Get plenty of exercise. Avoid late eating. Make sleep environment relaxing (no reading, no tv). ...Read more

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Can I take a cough medicine with dyphebhydromine in it with melatonin?

Can I take a cough medicine with dyphebhydromine in it with melatonin?

Yes: As long as you don't take more than the recommended doses of each. The two medicines do not interact. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can I take melatonin while on stelara (ustekinumab)? Any drug interactions....?

Why ask here?: In answering your question any doctor would do exactly what you can do yourself: Go to any of numerous websites that allow you to cross-reference drugs and find interactions. You can cut out the middleman and find out for yourself. Knowledge is power: Arm yourself. ...Read more

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Not gettin good deep resting sleep trying 10 mg melatonin a night 2 of them. Can I take more. Ambiem don't work. What do I do. Don't want habit forming drug?

Not gettin good deep resting sleep trying 10 mg melatonin a night 2 of them. Can I take more. Ambiem don't work. What do I do. Don't want habit forming drug?

Change habit: You need to adjust, or change your sleeping habit, like minimize stimulation before sleep like eating full mea, lor drinking caffeine, or exercise, or watching action or horror movies.
try to drink something warm like a warm milk or sleep time tea, eliminate TV in the bed room, try to listen to soft easy music, and you can try benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50 mg in addition to what you are taking and avoid afternoon naps. ...Read more

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What sleep medicine works the best? Melatonin, hops, passionflower

What sleep medicine works the best? Melatonin, hops, passionflower

Any: Any patient who has insomnia must pay attention to their sleep hygiene. You must avoid alcohol and sedatives after 6 pm, leave bed for sex and sleep only and no tv in bed. If you can't fall asleep in bed don't stay in bed just find something else to do and come back to bed when u are a little sleepy. This will train your brain that bed is not for worrying/watching tv etc and will improve sleep. If all this does not work then you can consider other alternatives. Since melatonin is a natural supplement thus should be the first step. Sleep aids have high risk of dependance and should be tried on as needed basis only. ...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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I took two melatonin every night since Saturday and I feel like I can't stay awake too long during the day. Would that be the cause of this drug?

Melatonin is not: A drug, it is a hormone. it is best taken under the guidance of a doctor. It is taken at a very low dose. You may be taking too much. It is taken 1 hour prior to sleep. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are there drug interactions between cocaine and melatonin supplements?

Are there drug interactions between cocaine and melatonin supplements?

Probably not: Melatonin is a hormone that is naturally found in your brain which we believe helps us regulate our sleep cycle. It is not known what happens if a person takes it in a supplement form for long periods of time (even just weeks or months) so most doctors like myself do not recommend it. Using cocaine, with melatonin or not, is a really bad idea. Plus, last I heard, it's illegal. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat insomnia when nothing else seems to work? I've tried cutting out caffeine, meditation, melatonin, prescription drugs…

What's the best way to treat insomnia when nothing else seems to work? I've tried cutting out caffeine, meditation, melatonin, prescription drugs…

A patchwork quilt: Approach is best. Try improving sleep hygiene across the board. Sleep Hygiene is Key.
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 & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, > ...Read more

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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?

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

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Are there any drug interactions? I took 3mg melatonin at 1:30am, Aller-tec at 10:30 am, Lansoprazol at 11:30, and Benadryl (allergic reaction) at 12pm

Are there any drug interactions? I took 3mg melatonin at 1:30am, Aller-tec at 10:30 am, Lansoprazol at 11:30, and Benadryl (allergic reaction) at 12pm

Nighty night: The worst thing that'lll happen with those meds is that you'll probably get some much needed rest! LOL....I know cuz I've 4 teenagers of my own. At least you've got a good reason to be sleeping with the melatonin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine). That should put you down for a little snooze. Otherwise, you should be good. Do you really need all those drugs? Your pharmacist can also help you with drug interactions ...Read more

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My 93 y.O. Mother has trouble getting to sleep and can also wake at 2 am etc. She's in v.Good health, likes nat. Medicine, but eg. Melatonin won't work?

My 93 y.O. Mother has trouble getting to sleep and can also wake at 2 am etc. She's in v.Good health, likes nat. Medicine, but eg. Melatonin won't work?

L-Tryptophan 500mg: Several night time over the counter supplement remedies for insomnia include: l-tryptophan 500mg, l-glycine 3000mg, 5-htp 300mg, calcium 500mg/magnesium 250mg, l-theanine 200mg. Also, try meditation and inspirational reading. Keep bedroom dark. No tv, computer or pets. Do not drink water 30 minutes before bedtime. Refrain from watching the news or any highly excitable tv shows near bedtime. ...Read more

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Just wanted to know if the following medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding: ambien/zolpidem, melatonin, low dose aspirin.

Just wanted to know if the following medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding: ambien/zolpidem, melatonin, low dose aspirin.

Probably: We have little evidence about any harmful effects. Trust what your OB/GYN suggests to you. If you continue to have concerns, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Drug interactions with niacin atenolol vit c magnesium iron Zoloft (sertraline) melatonin and armour?

Drug interactions with niacin atenolol vit c magnesium iron Zoloft (sertraline) melatonin and armour?

Epocrates check: A quick check on my trusty med database program reveals 3 main negative interactions with those meds listed. Two of them are with armour. The armour interacts with both the iron and magnesium making the thyroid med less absorbed, so separate these vitamins from your armour by at least 4 hrs. The other major interaction is atenolol and niacin. Less cholesterol lowering effect and overlowering of bp. ...Read more

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How much is too much melatonin to take for a trip?

Melatonin: Since there is no established dose for melatonin, it is recommended to start low (0.3 mg) & work up to 5 mg, taken usually 30 - 60 minutes before bedtime. Potential side effects are nausea/vomiting, headache, irritability. If morning drowsiness occurs, reduce dose or take earlier before bedtime. Choose reliable manufacturer since ingredient quality may vary (not regulated by govt). ...Read more

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Is it actually healthy for a teen to take melatonin?

Is it actually healthy for a teen to take melatonin?

Yes: As a sleep aid, it appears to be safe. With no significant side effects. ...Read more

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Are there people who lethally overdose on melatonin?

Are there people who lethally overdose on melatonin?

Melatonin: Can accumulate in the liver with long periods of high dosage. Am not sure what the potentially lethal dose would be, since many pills do not contain as much active ingredient as they say they do. It can also interact with a variety of prescription medication and supplements, which would make it potentially toxic at lower or shorter doses. ...Read more

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My son took like 5 or 6 tablets of melatonin what should I do?

My son took like 5 or 6 tablets of melatonin what should I do?

Call poison control: Be safe and call 1-800-222-1222 to be certain and safe about the ingestion and possible effects. Tell them the amount, timing and weight of your son. ...Read more

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