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How much is too much melatonin to take for a trip?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Melatonin
Since there is no established dose for melatonin, it is recommended to start low (0.
3 mg) & work up to 5 mg, taken usually 30 - 60 minutes before bedtime. Potential side effects are nausea/vomiting, headache, irritability. If morning drowsiness occurs, reduce dose or take earlier before bedtime. Choose reliable manufacturer since ingredient quality may vary (not regulated by govt).

In brief: Melatonin
Since there is no established dose for melatonin, it is recommended to start low (0.
3 mg) & work up to 5 mg, taken usually 30 - 60 minutes before bedtime. Potential side effects are nausea/vomiting, headache, irritability. If morning drowsiness occurs, reduce dose or take earlier before bedtime. Choose reliable manufacturer since ingredient quality may vary (not regulated by govt).
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Melatonin
Melatonin usually comes in 1 mg up to 10mg (timed released) tablets.
Some people respond to as little as 1 mg. 1 to 3 mg is a pretty standard dose but other people require higher. There really isn't a way to know what will be just the right dose for you. Take care.

In brief: Melatonin
Melatonin usually comes in 1 mg up to 10mg (timed released) tablets.
Some people respond to as little as 1 mg. 1 to 3 mg is a pretty standard dose but other people require higher. There really isn't a way to know what will be just the right dose for you. Take care.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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