Melatonin Oral Capsule 2.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Melatonin: Oral capsule (2.5mg)

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What is this Medicine?

MELATONIN (mel uh TOH nin) is a dietary supplement. It is mostly promoted to help maintain normal sleep patterns. The FDA has not approved this supplement for any medical use.

This supplement may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

In-Depth Information

Melatonin 2.5mg Capsule

NDC: 533350310
  • Over the Counter
    (Prescription Not Required)
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)





Storage Information
Store in a cool, dry place
Melatonin 2.5mg Capsule

Reported Side Effects for Melatonin 2.5mg Capsule

Headache Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Melatonin 2.5mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Melatonin 2.5mg Capsule(Melatonin)
Alcohol and Melatonin(Melatonin)
Use caution in combining alcohol with melatonin. Alcohol may interfere with the effects of melatonin and disrupt sleep. You may also feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery, especially if you have been consuming alcohol. Report any unusual side effects, including any unusual moods or behaviors to your health care professional.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Melatonin 2.5mg Capsule(Melatonin)
Tobacco and Melatonin(Melatonin)
Tobacco smoke contains substances that may speed the removal of melatonin from the body; if you start smoking, melatonin may become less effective. If you stop smoking tobacco you may need to watch for an increase in melatonin side-effects, like headache, increased drowsiness, or changes in moods or behaviors. Report any unusual side effects to your health care professional.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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