Doctor insights on:
Melatonin Overdose In Children
Few studies done.: "There are very few short-term and no long-term safety data. Toxicological studies have shown that a lethal dose could not be obtained even at extremely high doses. " What that means, is that there may be but we don't know for sure. So don't try it. You would hate to be the "case report" for a serious complication from high dose melatonin. If you feel like harming yourself, please go to the ER ...Read more
That depends on how: High the overdose was. A melatonin overdose could lead to symptoms like marked sedation, headache, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, low blood pressure, dizziness, confusion, disorientation, tremor, liver problems, weakness & seizures. If you are having strong thoughts of self-harm, please have someone take you to the er or call 911 for transport. ...Read more
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
Too much of anything: Melatonin works under specific circumstances, if you require large doses (>3mg), it is not working and you should fine another option to treat your insomnia. Do not take more than your provider prescribes of fluoxetine (Prozac). Always follow the prescription instructions! ...Read more
Can I take melatonin and ambien (zolpidem) (10mg) together? Ambien (zolpidem) has lost it's effects and melatonin barely works. What's an overdose level?
Melatonin and Ambien (zolpidem): Do not have significant interaction. Melatonin (OTC) has a role in regulation of the sleep-wake cycle. May dose up to 20 mg/d. Ambien (zolpidem) (prescribed) improves sleep onset; best taken without food. If effect lost then consult prescriber to review your situation and determine best course of action. Review good sleep hygiene (https://sleepfoundation. Org/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene). Best regards. ...Read more
Is melatonin safe to take in early pregnany? Is it safe to give to children under 4 for jet lag? If yes what dose?
Do they do sleep studies for children? I had issues, and now my children have sleep issues as well. Melatonin isn't helping much. It takes up to 5hrs.
Toxic state or death:
Any drug overdose may result in a toxic state or death.
The drug overdose is the intake of a drug in quantities larger than are recommended. The cause could be accidental or intentional. "in 2010, there were 38, 329 drug overdose deaths in the us".
The best way to avoid overdose is prevention:
read medication labels
avoid illegal drugs
pay attention when taken multiple drugs. ...Read more
Is melatonin safe to give to young children to help fall asleep? As well as other calming herbs like those found in teas?
No proven safety: Melatonin, hormone produced by pineal gland, appears to be linked to the body's sleep/wake cycle. Release of melatonin is stimulated by darkness and suppressed by light. Not enough studies have been performed on children about side effects of melatonin. It also plays role in the way person's body matures sexually. Common side effects are daytime sleepiness, dizziness and headaches. ...Read more
My 10 yr old (150 lbs) 102 fever. 15ml of children's NyQuil. Not help & not sleepy. Could I give her half of 3mg melatonin?
Dose for Melatonin: Dose for melatonin for age is 3 mg whole tablet ...Read more
I took Luna children's sleep aid that contains 10mg of valerian and 0.2 melatonin. 3 hours later can I take. 25 Ativan to help me sleep?
Yes, it is safe if: The Ativan has been prescribed by your doctor for episodic use. If you are having recurrent sleep issues, it is important to follow up with your doctor for further assessment as daily Ativan can be habit forming. Melatonin is a chemical made naturally by the body and it is safe to take up to 5 mg before bedtime. ...Read more
I overdosed on caffeine before I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I can't sleep. Could it be my serotonin levels and melatonin levels dropped?
Partly.: Caffeine itself can be the culprit for your insomnia. Hypothyroidism can cause depression which can lower your serotonin level and can contribute to your insomnia. Melatonin is a diet supplement that can improve the quality of your sleep. In the winter time when we have less exposure to sunlight, our melatonin level can go down which contributes to the winter blues and insomnia. ...Read more
Hi. My wife overdosed on pills. She took 20 melatonin (4mg), 9 methocarbamol (750mg), 6 naproxen (500 mg) and 4 benadryl (diphenhydramine). What can happen to her? She
She will survive, ..: She will survive with initial discomfort with sedation, and nausea. But why she did this is now more important! It does not seem like a serious attempt, but a cry for help. But it could have been serious, if she thought the combination would kill her. She needs psychotherapeutic help asap. Make sure she receives it. ...Read more
What's better for adhd children Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with 2 mg periactin or with 2mg melatonin?
Side effects: It's not uncommon for adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) to disrupt sleep. Periactin is a sedating antihistamine. Melatonin mimics natural melatonin. The optimal regimen calls for finding the right dose of stimulant with minimal side effects. Less adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) might be optimal for the child, potentially another stimulant altogether! To answer your question, I would pick melatonin, since it's natural. They both work well. ...Read more
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
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
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
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