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Can you use melatonin to help your child sleep? If yes, then what dose for a 6 year old?

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In brief: Usual starting...

...Dose would be 1 to 3 milligrams at bedtime; it can be increased to at least 6 if not effective at lower dosages.

In brief: Usual starting...

...Dose would be 1 to 3 milligrams at bedtime; it can be increased to at least 6 if not effective at lower dosages.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes & no

Melatonin has not been well studied in children and there are no established guidelines on proper dosing.
Many practitioners consider it relatively safe. Using the lowest available dose is prudent. Studies in adults show persistence of grogginess at higher doses.

In brief: Yes & no

Melatonin has not been well studied in children and there are no established guidelines on proper dosing.
Many practitioners consider it relatively safe. Using the lowest available dose is prudent. Studies in adults show persistence of grogginess at higher doses.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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