Melatonin

Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in both plants and animals. Melatonin has a wide variety of uses, but is often sold over the counter as a sleep aid supplement.

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Melatonin

Which Melatonin 300 mcg or 3 mg is smaller?

They are the same.

No they are not. 1 milligram is 1/1,000 of a gram (milli = thousandth). 1 microgram = 1/1,000,000 of a gram (micro = millionth). So 300 micrograms is equal to .3 milligrams.

The answer to the question is that the 300 mcg tablet is a smaller dose.

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What would happen to me if I took 24mg of melatonin and 800mg of ibuprofen?

You would get a headache and an upset stomach.

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Is it safe to take gravol and melatonin together?

No, it is not really recommended. Since gravol has a sedative chemical in it, it will make you want to sleep. With melatonin, although it is a receptor to effect your cranial cavity (brain) with a hormone that it's time to sleep. by taking both you would be overly tired, resulting in prolonged drowsiness, feeling of drunkenness, ECT. If you have stomach ache go with gravol, if you just wanna sleep use the melatonin.

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Can you take Melatonin and NyQuil together?

Yes. Melatonin is naturally found in your body, so it's safe. Personal experience.

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Does melatonin help treat ADHD?

No, not exclusively; however one study has concluded that it decreased the time to fall asleep when taken with methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta).

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Can you take melatonin and 5-HTP together?

Yes, you can. 5-HTP converts to Seratonin in the brain. Some Seratonin converts to Melatonin. So, by taking Melatonin directly you are decreasing the amount of Seratonin that will be converted and therefore increasing the amount of Seratonin in the brain. So, both 5-HTP and Melatonin perform the same function of increasing seratonin levels. I use Melatonin (3mg) to help me sleep, and 5-HTP (50mg) to help with irritability during the day.

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What is Melatonin?

Melatonin is a natural hormone made by the human body which helps to regulate sleep and the body's natural rhythms. Please see the discussion page for this question and the links below for more information.

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Xanax
Melatonin

Can you mix melatonin with Xanax?

can you take melatonin with xanax

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Drug Interactions
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Can you take Cymbalta and melatonin together?

Yes, I am on Cymbalta for Fibromyagia, and have trouble falling asleep or other times trouble staying asleep. My doctor recommended taking melatonin, and I am amazed at how perfect it is. I fall asleep and stay asleep. However I am easily awaken by my baby's crying, so it doesn't "dope" me up and knock me out.

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Can you give melatonin to your dog?

Yes, you can give melatonin to your dog. if it is a small dog, give them 0.5-1 mg of melatonin once a day. If it is a medium dog, give them 1-3 mg of melatonin 2-3 times a day. If it is a large dog, give it 5-6 mg of melatonin 2-3 times a day. If you give your dog too much of the drug, they could have symptoms such as diarrhea, vomitting, severe shaking, or seizures. If you have given your dog an overdose of the drug, contact a veternarian immediately.

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Will melatonin show as a benzo?

No, melatonin is a natural compound that your brain actually makes on its own. It does not show up on a drug screen, and especially not as a benzo!

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Can you take melatonin and 5 HTP together?

Yes, if you take the recommended dosage for each. But melatonin should not be taken every day for long periods with or without 5-htp.

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Can you take melatonin and Ativan together?

Yes you can. It's most likely going to make you very sleepy though. I just took Melatonin and Ativan together about an hour ago and I'm about to fall asleep. Lol

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How much melatonin can safely be taken?

All melatonin does is increase your production of the melatonin hormone. So I'm thinking ALOT. That is until you fall into a sleep induced coma.

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What is the difference between 300 mcg melatonin and 1 mg melatonin?

1,000 mcg = 1 mg, so 300 mcg would be a little less than 1/3 of one mg.

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Is melatonin addictive?

No, but, like most sleep aids, if you use it consistently to help you sleep, you can suffer sleep disturbances if you don't have it. It's best to use it only occasionally, or not at all.

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Autoimmune Diseases
Melatonin

Why is melatonin contraindicated in persons with autoimmune diseases?

Because it stimulates the immune system.

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Is melatonin safe for children?

I purchased RemMax, a very overpriced version of liquid melatonin. It said it was safe for children but check with your doctor. I have a 4 year old that sometimes will not go to bed at night. I was told it couldn't hurt to try it, but not to over use it and only in small doses. I tend to stay away from medicating my child, but I was up for anything that would help and I figured since your body already produces melatonin, it was a good compromise. I use this whenever my son is very keyed up and won't settle down for bed. Only 3-4 drops with his juice and he's out very quickly, it is so quick sometimes, I wonder if it's a good idea. I've been using it for several months now on occassion and I have noticed no adverse effects. If I don't use it, he's his normal, non-sleepy self so for me it's been very helpful. I wouldn't recommend using it every day, but I've discovered when I'm having a hard time with no show of relief in the near future, it's been a lifesaver. I'm about to try purchasing "liquid melatonin" instead of the RemMax, I'm hoping it works just as well. My little boy fights going to sleep (he says special little boys don't need sleep) I can't begin to tell you how much this improves his moods in the morning when he has had plenty of sleep. Feel free to contact me with any questions/comments. sharonsmith64@yahoo.com.

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Does Melatonin really help you to sleep?

  • I have tried every over-the-counter sleep aid available. I really do not like medication and prefer to take as little as possible. Therefore, before trying a prescription sleep aid, my doctor suggested trying Melatonin -- 3 mg before bedtime. Since I have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, I take it approximately one hour prior to bedtime. For me it's great: For the first time in 20 years, I sleep all night long. I'm going to reduce the dosage to 1.5 mg, as some mornings I wake up a little groggy. I have been researching Melatonin and it looks like it may be a supplement with lots of potential in the future. It is not FDA-approved and it looks as though it is not right for everyone, so if it's not prescribed by a doctor you may want to research before taking it.
  • I have had chronic insomnia since I was a child. It isn't uncommon for me to go for 2-3 days with about an hour of sleep a night. Ambien and Lunesta didn't help at all. A couple of friends told me to try Melatonin and it actually helps. It takes about an hour to kick in, but I sleep through the night. I don't feel sluggish in the morning like I did with the prescription medications either.

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Your eyes are a direct connection to your brain, and in fact, when you look at someone's eyes you are looking 'at' their brain. The pineal gland deep in the brain produces C13H16N2O2, which is melatonin, and relaxes the body to help it fall asleep once the eyes sense darkness and send that signal to the pineal gland. Once this signal is received it produces melatonin and all cells in the body receive a hormonal signal to repair themselves. Low levels of melatonin produce irritability and thus suicidal tendencies occur. Take melatonin if you feel depressed or suicidal, end of problem (unless someone else is causing the stress).

With age, the pineal gland calcifies and less melatonin is produced, thus you sleep less (this is why grandma is up at the crack of dawn). Taking a supplement of melatonin closes down the aging clock because increased levels of it tell the body to repair itself as when it was younger - take melatonin! To see a copy of my medical school report on melatonin see the related links. It will answer many questions of my taking it for 5 years, now up to 20mg's per day and doing great! I'm 55 as of this writing and most people guess my age at 46 or 48.

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Can you take melatonin and neurontin together?

I have taken 20 mg of Melatonin with 300 mg Gabapentin (Neurontin) for over a year. I sleep well. No side effects. No drugged feeling in the morning. Sleep seems deep and satisfying.

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Antidepressants
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Can you take melatonin with Wellbutrin?

Yes, I asked my doctor this question and he said it would be fine. I'm on 150mg of Wellbutrin daily and I take Melatonin at night thru the week. I haven't had any problems.

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Why is melatonin given to ferrets?

Melatonin can be used in the treatment of adrenal disease in ferrets.

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Does melatonin increase blood sugar levels?

yes

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Is it okay to take melatonin and antihistamines?

Is it okay to take melatonin and antihistamines?

Well all I can say is that I often take Equate brand Chlortabs from Walmart that have the active ingredient chlorpheniramine maleate and it works great and it doesn't seem to hurt me. I can't tell you if other antihistamines are ok though.

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Why does melatonin supplement cause depression?

It inhibit the free circulation of blood cells of the heart

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