Melatonin

 

General English name: Melatonin

Brand: Circadin

Application: insomnia

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of melatonin

Melatonin Drug Information

Dosage and method of taking melatonin

Contraindications Melatonin

Melatonin intake during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of melatonin on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions Melatonin

Special warnings and precautions while taking melatonin

Side effects of melatonin

Melatonin overdose (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of melatonin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of melatonin

Tablet

 

 Melatonin Drug Information

Melatonin tablets are prescribed to treat sleep problems in people over 55 years of age. Insomnia or poor sleep is a common disorder that has a transient course. If you have trouble sleeping, it means that you have trouble falling asleep, or that you wake up several times during the night, or that you wake up very early in the morning. Melatonin is a hormone that is naturally produced in the body to control sleep patterns.

As you grow older, the amount of natural melatonin in your body decreases, which can lead to insomnia; Taking melatonin pills increases the natural amount of this hormone in the body and helps to improve the quality and improve the quality of sleep.

You should know that your doctor may also prescribe this medicine to treat sleep problems in children or people under 55 years old, but in such cases, the daily dose of this medicine will be different.

 

Dosage and method of taking melatonin

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with melatonin. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of medicine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. Your doctor may recommend that you take a 2 mg tablet 1-2 hours before bedtime.

If you forget to take your dose on time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

Do not take this medicine for more than the prescribed time. Melatonin tablets are usually given for up to 13 weeks.

 

Contraindications Melatonin

Note the expiration date of the melatonin drug and do not take it if the expired drug has expired.

Never give melatonin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with melatonin, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Melatonin intake during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of melatonin on driving and working with machines

Melatonin makes you dizzy and drowsy, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Drug Interactions Melatonin

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with melatonin tablets include "blood thinners" (eg, warfarin, heparin), blood pressure medications (especially nifedipine), and caffeinated products (including coffee, tea, etc.). Beverages), drugs that may affect the immune system (eg, azathioprine, cyclosporine, prednisone), fluvoxamine.

The specific medications listed below can increase the risk of melatonin side effects (such as shortness of breath, severe drowsiness, and dizziness) if you take medications such as alcohol, sleeping pills, or anti-anxiety medications (such as diazepam). Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking alprazolam, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), muscle relaxants, and painkillers (such as codeine).

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking melatonin

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking melatonin:

  • If you have any liver or liver problems.
  • If you have autoimmune disease.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Feeling tired and drowsy: In this case, avoid driving and working with machines.

Headache: Ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller.

Stomach upset (such as diarrhea, nausea or heartburn): Eat simple, spicy foods.

Suffering or restlessness, dry mouth, abnormal dreams, night sweats, dry or itchy skin, pain in the arms or legs: Tell your doctor if any of these things bother you.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to melatonin.

 

Melatonin overdose (drug poisoning)

Do not take more melatonin than your doctor prescribes.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of melatonin

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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