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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Taking Melatonin

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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 you tell me if there are any side effects with taking Effexor (venlafaxine) and melatonin together?

Can you tell me if there are any side effects with taking Effexor (venlafaxine) and melatonin together?

Possibly: On a somewhat rare occasion melatonin will worsen depression. It could therefore theoretically worsen your depression in spite of the effexor (venlafaxine). There are no direct drug drug interactions between the two however. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the point of the hetlioz medication, since it is really just an analogue of melatonin, also with more side effects?

Melatonin and sleep: Pasimelton is different than melatonin.Tasimelteon is an agonist at melatonin MT1 and MT2 receptors. These receptors are thought to be involved in the control of circadian rhythms. ...Read more

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About side effects of melatonin for helping with sleep?

About side effects of melatonin for helping with sleep?

Melatonin: Melatonin is not approved by fda but is widely used as an alternative sleep aid. In my practice it is well tolerated. However some people complain of residual daytime lethargy or feeling it is difficult to awaken. I havent heard other complaints. ...Read more

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Can I take two 1mg melatonin tablets before bed without side effects?

Melatonin: Yes you can but why do you need to? If you have trouble falling asleep after a busy day it is time to see a Psychologist to decide whether this might be "emotional" or reflect a sleep disorder. ...Read more

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Can i take melatonin? I am having a little trouble to sleep.. Its jitters, melatonin have side effects?

Can i take melatonin? I am having a little trouble to sleep.. Its jitters, melatonin have side effects?

You can try it: You can try it 2-3 before the target bedtime, the only concern the morning hung over, try 1 mg first. ...Read more

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Thinking of starting melatonin at night. Is this a good idea. Any hang over side effects during the day?

Thinking of starting melatonin at night.  Is this a good idea. Any hang over side effects during the day?

Melatonin: Ck w/your doc first and don't take w/other sleeping meds or if pregnant. Melatonin (a hormone) can be helpful for sleep. Take one hour prior to going to bed and a very small dose--many folks take 1 or 2 mg. Peace and good health. I've not seen any "hang over" side effects. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of melatonin supplements?

What are the side effects of melatonin supplements?

Drowsiness: Recommended dose is up to 10 mg per night. Larger doses may produce excessive drowsiness. Other central nervous system depressants may enhance the effects of melatonin. ...Read more

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Delayed sleep syndrome, 29 female, PhD student, taking melatonin 300mcg at 8PM daily for last 3months, its working but any long term use side effects?

Delayed sleep syndrome, 29 female, PhD student, taking melatonin 300mcg at 8PM daily for last 3months, its working but any long term use side effects?

Side effects: Based on what I read you may have long term side effects. I strongly recommend that you see a Psychologist about this. She/he will decide if this is an emotional type issue or a different issue. The Psychologist will take good care of you! Please keep me posted. ...Read more