In this Article
- What other names is Melatonin known by?
- What is Melatonin?
- Is Melatonin effective?
- How does Melatonin work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Melatonin.
Melatonin should not be used in most children. Because of its effects on other hormones, it might interfere with development during adolescence.
Do not take melatonin if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have high blood pressure.
- You have had a seizure.
- You have diabetes.
- You have cancer.
- You have depression.
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