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Okay to take 600 mcg melatonin at nightly with autoimmune disease?

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Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Likely Not

Melatonin can make steroids and immunosuppressants work less effectively.
If you are taking a low dose under 1 gram it is likely ok. If you have a flare of autoimmune disease do not take melatonin. Melatonin may make calcium channel blockers less effective (procardia/nifedipine/adalat/verapamil). Ask your rheumatologist if it is ok to take at this time.

In brief: Likely Not

Melatonin can make steroids and immunosuppressants work less effectively.
If you are taking a low dose under 1 gram it is likely ok. If you have a flare of autoimmune disease do not take melatonin. Melatonin may make calcium channel blockers less effective (procardia/nifedipine/adalat/verapamil). Ask your rheumatologist if it is ok to take at this time.
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