7 doctors weighed in:
Is it safe for teenagers to use melatonin?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Must ask why need it
Although melatonin is quite safe in the recommended doseages and has been used in children as young as 6 months and up.
.To help with troubled-sleeping issue...Often trouble with falling asleep or jetlag issues etc... I would do is first to find out why the teen needs this-consult doc. Avoid use with other meds that can cause drowsiness and some blood pressure meds-- good luck.

In brief: Must ask why need it
Although melatonin is quite safe in the recommended doseages and has been used in children as young as 6 months and up.
.To help with troubled-sleeping issue...Often trouble with falling asleep or jetlag issues etc... I would do is first to find out why the teen needs this-consult doc. Avoid use with other meds that can cause drowsiness and some blood pressure meds-- good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
If a teenager is experiencing chronic insomnia, that needs to be assessed.
Melatonin can be used in children and teens.

In brief: Yes
If a teenager is experiencing chronic insomnia, that needs to be assessed.
Melatonin can be used in children and teens.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Melatonin
Yes, with ok from the pediatrician & consent from the parent.

In brief: Melatonin
Yes, with ok from the pediatrician & consent from the parent.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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