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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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