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Doctor insights on: Melatonin Interactions

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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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Can minoxidil topical for hairloss cause palpitations? Can I use 5-htp, valerian and melatonin along with it? (interactions?)

Can minoxidil topical for hairloss cause palpitations? Can I use 5-htp, valerian and melatonin along with it? (interactions?)

Surprisingly, maybe: The dose used on the scalp is at least the same milligram number as the usual oral dose. While it generally doesn't get it, with irritated or scratched scalp I wouldn't rule it out. AND if it gets in, the blood pressure will drop and this can cause palpitations. 5ht, and valerian interact through seratonin but aren't likely to give much serotonin syndrome. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe and can I take while on Stelara (ustekinumab)? Any interactions

No interactions.: Hello and thanks for using Health Tap. There are no interactions reported between Stealers and Melatonin used simultaneously. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the interactions between Zoloft (sertraline) and melatonin if any?

What are the interactions between Zoloft (sertraline) and melatonin if any?

Zoloft/Melatonin: No interactions. Only caution when taking melatonin is if u r on medications that suppress the immune system, blood thinners, diabetes medications, & birth control pills. ...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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Are there any interactions between folic acid and melatonin?

Are there any interactions between folic acid and melatonin?

No: There are no interactions between folic acid and melatonin.
However, be aware that folic acid is a synthetic chemical that does not occur in nature. Our bodies must convert it to L-5-MTHF, the active form of folate.
About half of people have genetic issues that interfere with this conversion, so many people get much greater benefit from taking L-5-MTHF rather than folic acid. ...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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Any interaction or contraidiction between these Rx:ADDERALL. MELATONIN. PERIACTIN. MULTIVITSMINS. For a child 8 years old? How offen to follow up to see dr

Any interaction or contraidiction between these Rx:ADDERALL. MELATONIN. PERIACTIN. MULTIVITSMINS. For a child 8 years old? How offen to follow up to see dr

No: No I could not find an interaction. The standard treatment for ADD or ADHD is adderal. Our practice is environmental medicine where we look for the causes. Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to how we are helping such children by treating the cause ...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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I take Zoloft (sertraline) and clonazepam is it ok to take my atenolol and melatonin at night the Zoloft (sertraline) side interactions said no. Advise thanks?

I take Zoloft (sertraline) and clonazepam is it ok to take my atenolol and melatonin at night the Zoloft (sertraline) side interactions said no. Advise thanks?

Yes it's ok: There are no known interactions between the medications you list other than when combined they can make you sleepier than with just one of them. ...Read more

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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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Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin?

Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin?

Too many: You are taking so many drugs that it is difficult to tell whether drug interaction may occur. Even if you run a profile in Epocrates, it is impossible to tell whether a combination with another drug may lead to interaction. Thus you will require close monitoring by your doctor and be on the lookout for any adverse effects. ...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 addicting?

No!: Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain; used as an over-the-counter sleep aid, it does not cause physical dependence which some of the prescribed medications might. ...Read more

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Melatonin side affects?

Melatonin: Headaches, nausea, grogginess, irritability, hypothermia, & postural hypotension. Such symptoms are mild & transient. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take melatonin?

Should not be a prob: There are not very many known side effects of melatonin. My advice "do not take it for long term sleep problems" just use it for the days you have problems with sleep cycle. Because we do not know long term effects of taking it. Look for USP certified dietary supplements. ...Read more

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Melatonin overdose symptoms?

Melatonin overdose symptoms?

Drowsy, weak, shakey: People feel drowsy, weak, and disoriented when they take excessive amounts of this drug. They may also feel shaky and notice a headache, . Some people begin having psychotic thoughts and feeling depressed, which can be harmful in itself. ...Read more

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Research on melatonin pills?

Not sure: Melatonin is not classified by the fda as a "drug" like Ambien or Lunesta (eszopiclone) so there is not too much info in the us. It is available over the counter for sleep. For good information you must look into european websites and journals where this has been used for more years than here. ...Read more

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Why is melatonin bad for you?

Typically not bad: Melatonin is not "bad" for you if taken within normal dosages. Melatonin can help regulate sleep rhythms, if taken daily in moderate doses. ...Read more

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Can melatonin be taken daily?

Everyday: I am assuming that what you have meant is can it be taken consecutive days. Otherwise if you question is regarding can it be taken during the day, that could be a problem. It should be taken in the evening when it is getting dark to help synchronize your body clock to get sleepy about 4 hours after taking. ...Read more

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500mg of melatonin is ok to take?

500mg of melatonin is ok to take?

No, that would be a: Massive dose. Use excellent sleep hygiene. 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, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading. ...Read more

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Can I take melatonin every night?

Catch your zzz's: Yes, you can take melatonin every night. It is safe and works well. Wishing you sweet dreams! ...Read more

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How should I safely use melatonin?

Melatonin: Please go on-line and read up about melatonin.

It is predominantly linked to animals - not humans - but from time to time it can be helpful with sleep disorder. Just don't overdo it. ...Read more

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Can you take melatonin every night?

Can you take melatonin every night?

It appears so: Hi. I've seen a wide range of clinical effectiveness between individuals, but I know of no data to suggest it's not safe to take every night. Melatonin seems to be very safe. ...Read more

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Does taking melatonin every night bad?

Melatonin: Melatonin if taken to help you sleep at night and taken as directed should be safe. This is a substance your pineal gland produces to help regulate your sleep awake cycle. ...Read more

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What can occur if I took 5 melatonin?

If you took 5 1 mg: Melatonin tablets - that might be effective for sleep. If you take 5 10 mg of melatonin - then you would have taken an overdose. Always start with lowest dose in order to be able to determine which is the lowest dosage that is effective for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on melatonin?

OD on Melatonin: Possible, so is true with any medication or supplement at toxic doses. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take melatonin every night?

It is preferable not: To. However, many patients do. My first question is are you checking your sleep habits meticulously? Sleep hygiene is important. 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 mattress ; pillows. ...Read more