February 26 2020

MELATONIN

List of brands containing melatonin   

This page contains a list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active ingredient melatonin in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed their name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Indications and usage     

The active ingredient Melatonin belongs to a group of natural hormones produced by the body.

This medicine is used in monotherapy for the short-term treatment of primary insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or poor quality of sleep for at least one month) characterized by poor sleep quality in patients older than 55 years.

Medizzine recommends consulting your doctor if you are unsure (or you do not know) why you have been given melatonin.

CEach sustained-release tablet contains 2 mg melatonin. The other ingredients are ammonium methacrylate copolymer type B, calcium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate, lactose monohydrate, silica (colloidal anhydrous), talc, and magnesium stearate.

Warning:

The composition of the various presentations may vary from one country to another. We recommend you consult the information provided by your local supplier.

Important information     

This product contains lactose monohydrate. If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking it.

Before taking the drug     

Do not use melatonin

If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to melatonin, to other medicines in the same group (ACE inhibitors) or any of the other ingredients of the medicinal product prescribed to you. If you think may be allergic, ask your doctor.

Allergy symptoms may include:

- Asthma attacks with shortness of breath, audible wheezing or rapid breathing.
- More or less sudden swelling of the face, lips, tongue or elsewhere in the body. It is especially critical if it affects the vocal cords.
- Hives, itching, rash
- Anaphylactic shock (loss of consciousness, paleness, sweating, etc.).

Take special care with melatonin

- If it is likely that sleepiness is associated with a safety risk for you;
- If you have liver problems;
- If you have kidney problemsn;
- If you have an autoimmune disease (where the body is 'attacked' by its own immune system).

If in doubt, consult your doctor.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including herbal products or drugs obtained without a prescription.

These medicines include:

- Hypnotics and tranquilizers (eg benzodiazepines),
- Fluvoxamine
- thioridazine (medicine already retired in many countries),
- Imipramine (used to treat depression or psychiatric problems),
- Estrogens (contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy),
- Cimetidine
- Psoralens (used to treat skin problems such as psoriasis).

Use with food and beverages

Take this medicine after eating some food. Do not drink alcohol before or after taking melatonin, nor during its administration.

Special physiological situations

Pregnancy and lactation:

Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

It is not recommended to take melatonin if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. It is not recommended to take this medication during breastfeeding.

Children

Melatonin is not indicated in children

Driving and using machines

Melatonin may cause drowsiness. In this case, you should not drive or operate machinery. Consult your doctor if you have a continuous drowsiness.

How to use melatonin     

Follow carefully the instructions of use of melatonin provided by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist when in doubt. Follow the instructions of the physician in preference to those given on this website, which may be different. Ask your doctor to explain any aspect that you do not understand, contained in the instruction leaflet that comes with the medicine.

The usual dose is one tablet of melatonin per day, taken orally after eating some food, 1 or 2 hours before bedtime, for 3 weeks.

You should swallow the tablet whole. Melatonin tablets should not be crushed or split in half.

If you think the effect of the medicine is too strong or too weak, consult your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

While you take melatonin     

If a doctor prescribes another medicine, tell you are taking melatonin.

Check with your doctor regularly developments of disorder that motivate the use of melatonin. Maybe there is some reason that prevented you properly receive the indicated doses and induce your doctor to erroneous conclusions about treatment.

Do not restart treatment with melatonin at your own risk without first talking to your doctor, nor encourage its use by another person, even if have the same symptoms you have. Nor is it advisable to interrupt or reduce the dose without considering the opinion of your doctor.

If you feel unwell during treatment with melatonin, immediately consult your doctor.

If you take more than you should:

If you accidentally take more medicine than you should, contact your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.

Taking more than the recommended daily dose may cause drowsiness

In the case of overdose, tell your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. Take the pack and the rest of unconsumed medicine.

If you forget to take melatonin

If you forget to take your tablet, take it as soon as you remember, before going to sleep, or wait for the next shot and then continue as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up for missed doses.

If you stop taking melatonin

The interruption or premature termination of treatment with melatonin causes no known deleterious effects . Using this medicine does not cause withdrawal effects after treatment completion.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects of melatonin     

Like all medicines, melatonin can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.

The frequency of side effects is classified into:

Very common: affect 1 out of 1-10 patients
Common: affect 1 out of 10-100 patients
Uncommon: affect 1 out of 100-1.000 patients
Rare: affect 1 out of 1.000-10.000 patients
Very Rare: affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients
Incidence not known: Can not be established the true incidence from the available data

Uncommon side effects:

Irritability , nervousness , restlessness , insomnia, abnormal dreams, migraines, psychomotor hyperactivity (restlessness associated with increased activity), dizziness, somnolence (exhaustion), abdominal pain, constipation, dry mouth, hyperbilirubinemia (alteration of the composition of the blood that can cause the appearance of yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), asthenia (feeling of weakness), and weight gain.

Rare side effects:

Herpes zoster , decreased number of white blood cells (leukopenia), decreased number of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia), increase in the concentration of triglycerides in the blood (hypertriglyceridemia), altered state of mood, aggressiveness, agitation, crying, early morning awakening, increased libido (increased sex drive) , memory impairment, impaired attention, poor sleep quality , reduction of visual acuity, blurred vision, lacrimation increased, positional vertigo (dizziness when standing), hot flashes, digestive upset, vomiting, abnormal bowel sounds, flatulence (gasses), hypersalivation (excessive production of saliva), halitosis (bad breath), abnormal liver function tests (increased liver enzymes), eczema, erythema (skin redness),pruritic rash (redness and itching skin), pruritus (itching), dry skin, impaired nails, night sweats, muscle cramps, neck pain priapism (increased duration of erection), and tiredness.

This list does not include all adverse reactions associated with the use of melatonin, both well established as those that are under consideration or confirmation. In case you feel unwell, should immediately consult with the doctor who prescribed this medicine.

If you notice any side effects not listed in this website or in the leaflet accompanying the package, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If any of the side effects gets serious, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

List of brands containing melatonin     

This page contains a list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active ingredient melatonin in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed their name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in this page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Warning:

With exceptions expressly indicated, these lists do not include associations of the active ingredient with other drugs or clinical use containers.

REGARDING AVAILABLE BRANDS OF MELATONIN:

The official classification of melatonin varies from one country to another. In some cases, marketing is no different from other prescription medications, but in other countries is a homeopathic product or is marketed without a specific regulation, which makes it difficult to obtain information from health official sources.

Australia:     

CIRCADIN 2 mg, 30 prolonged release tablets

Brazil:     

N/A

Canada:     

N/A

France:     

CIRCADIN 2 mg, 21 prolonged release tablets

Germany:     

Available as homeopathic product

India:     

MELOSET 3 mg, 10 tablets
ZYTONIN 3 mg, 10 tablets (associated)

Italy:     

N/A

Japan:     

N/A

Mexico:     

BENEDORM 3 mg, 40 tablets
BENEDORM 5 mg, 20 tablets
CRONOCAPS 3-5 mg, 30 sustained-release capsules
REMEDIN 1-3 mg, 60 tablets

Pakistan:     

N/A

Spain:     

N/A

Turkey:     

N/A

United Kingdom:     

CIRCADIN 2 mg, 30 prolonged release tablets

U.S.A. and Puerto Rico:     

N/A

Page updated: December 12, 2010.

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The information contained in this website does not replace professional advice and guidance from the attending physician, to whom you should consult before making decisions about your health problems. MEDIZZINE cannot warrant or assume any responsibility for the accuracy or comprehensiveness of the information provided. Conversely, MEDIZZINE recognizes that the information provided is not exhaustive and, therefore, does not expose all of the available information and, in any case, cannot replace information and criteria that your doctor may provide you.