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How do I transition from omeprazol to melatonin for acid reflux. I take omeprazol in the morning. Also, does it interfer with any medications. Thanks.
Two different meds: Omeprazole is for Acid reflux and should be taken first thing in the morning on empty stomach, Melatonin is a sleep aid taken at bedtime. Omeprazole and others in the same class sometimes do affect the absorption of other medications. When in doubt, ask your doctor about a specific medication on your list. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sister is having seziures and I think its from her medication. She is taking Xanax (alprazolam) and at night melatonin could the two be a bad combination?
See a doctor: If your sister is having seizures, she should see a doctor immediately so that a diagnosis can be made and treatment prescribed. Withdrawal from large doses of Xanax (alprazolam) can cause seizures, so if she is taking a large dose and suddenly stops it she might have seizures. Otherwise it is unlikely that either Xanax (alprazolam) or melatonin would cause seizures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is a safe starting dose of melatonin for an elderly person who also takes high blood pressure medication?
What are the best medications for seasonal affective disorder? I have contraindications for the sad lamps, take vitamin d3, & melatonin gives headache
How about an SSRI?: You may take zoloft (sertraline) or Celexa for 6 months each year for seasonal affective disorder. Symptoms of disturbance to (sleep, interests, guilty feelings, energy level, concentration, appetite, or mood) may be significantly improved with a simple single pill daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been having trouble sleeping at night. I usually wake up after about 3-4 hours and can't get back to sleep. I don't take any medications and am otherwise very healthy. Is taking melatonin a good idea?
Need more info: this can be from many causes and the treatment depends on the cause.if jetlag is an issue then yes. but if other reasons like depression that can cause early awakening then need not melatonin but an antidepressant, another possibility is excessive anxiety address anxiety would help, sometimes it's an issue of discomfort if your room is too hot, or mattress is uncomfortable, hunger etc. ...Read more
Colonoscopy prep says no herbal medications 7 days before. Does this include probiotics, fish oil, or melatonin?
What over-the-counter sleep medications are safe to take with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for insomnia besides melatonin? Would passion flower be a safe alternative?
Caused by Adderal: Your insomnia is due to side effect of taking adderal, you need to discuss with your prescribing doctor if the dose adjustment and the time you take the last dose or changing to short acting from long acting etc will help yes you can try passion flower as some recommend it for insomnia and hope it will help you. ...Read more
Best sleep medication for long term use? Can’t shut mind off at night. Benadryl makes me groggy. Klonopin causes brain atrophy(?) Melatonin don’t work
NO SLEEP MEDICINE is best for LONG TERM use since when used chronically they all stop working!
You need to get some basic INFO re: "sleep hygiene". Ask your Family Physician to start with . a SLEEP STUDY (if available) is often very helpful..
Hope this info if of use to you
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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?
Not gettin good deep resting sleep trying 10 mg melatonin a night 2 of them.can i take more.ambiem dont work.What do i do.dont 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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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