melatonin (generic name)

It is promoted to help maintain normal sleep patterns
(mel uh TOH nin)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • confusion, forgetful
  • depressed, nervous, or other mood changes
  • fast or pounding heartbeat
  • trouble staying awake or alert during the day

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • drowsiness, dizziness
  • headache
  • nightmares
  • upset stomach

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature or as directed on the package label. Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused supplement after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: July 06, 2009
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