Melatonin


Full Generic Medicine Info
Dosage/Direction for Use

Oral
Disturbed biorhythms, Sleep disorders
Adult: 2 mg at bedtime for up to 13 weeks.
Contraindications
Pregnancy and lactation.
Special Precautions
May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Epilepsy
Adverse Reactions
Increased seizure activity; drowsiness, headache. Disruption of normal circadian rhythm. May worsen symptoms for individuals with depression.
Action
Melatonin is the hormone secreted by the pineal gland. In humans, the plasma levels of melatonin are high at night and low during the day and it appears to have a role in circardian rhythm regulation. This action of melotonin finds a possible place in the management of jet lag and other sleep disorders. Melatonin is also being used in the treatment of cluster headaches.
ATC Classification
N05CH01 - melatonin ; Belongs to the class of melatonin receptor agonists. Used as hypnotics and sedatives.
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