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My 9yr old son can't sleep. He also can't swallow pills. Is it safe to crush a melatonin and give it to him?

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Melatonin

Depends on the dosage.
Trader Joes has the smallest dosage that I have seen (0.5mg or 500mcg...same thing). Try low dosage first.

In brief: Melatonin

Depends on the dosage.
Trader Joes has the smallest dosage that I have seen (0.5mg or 500mcg...same thing). Try low dosage first.
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Melatonin

Not a good option on it's own.
Please talk to and with his doctor to review his eating and sleeping habits.

In brief: Melatonin

Not a good option on it's own.
Please talk to and with his doctor to review his eating and sleeping habits.
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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