Melatonin

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GENERIC NAME: N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine, Melatonin

BRAND NAME: N/A

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland in the body. Commercially available melatonin that is sold as medicine is produced in the laboratory. Melatonin regulates sleep-wake cycle. Check with your healthcare professional before using herbs or other supplements.

PRESCRIBED FOR:

Melatonin is used for sleeplessness and adjusting sleep-wake cycles due to jet lag or work schedule changes.

Melatonin is also used for treatment of:

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of melatonin are:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/10/2014



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