Cautions

Cautions

“Based on available studies and clinical use, melatonin is generally regarded as safe in recommended doses for short-term use.  Available trials report that overall adverse effects are not significantly more common with melatonin than placebo.” – U.S. National Institutes of Health

  Absolute Contraindication (Completely Prohibited)   NIH¹ MNT² MSC³ WMD⁴
Lactation
  Contraindicated (Inadvisable to Use)   NIH MNT MSC WMD
Alcohol, Other Drugs
Autoimmune
Children
Liver or Kidney Disease, Stroke, Epilepsy
Pregnancy
Schizophrenia, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  Possible Side Effects   NIH MNT MSC WMD
Abnormal Heart Rhythms
Blood Flow
Blood Pressure
Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, Heart Rhythms
Confusion, Difficulty Concentrating, Alertness
Eyes
Fatigue, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Irritability
Headache
Hormonal Effects
Hypothermia
Itching, Heaviness in the Head
Mood Changes, Depression
Morning Grogginess
Reduced sperm count
Seizure
Sleepwalking
Stomach Problems
Vivid Dreams
  Overdose   NIH MNT MSC WMD
Balance
Disorientation
Psychotic Symptoms

Summarized from:   ¹U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH),
²MedicineNet (MNT),   ³Medscape (MSC),   ⁴WebMD® (WMD)

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