Meloset 3 (Melatonin)
What is Meloset 3 (Melatonin) used for?
Meloset 3 (Melatonin) is an oral medication containing melatonin which is a naturally occurring hormone in the body. This hormone is known to be produced during night time and is associated with the sleep cycle making the medication useful as a short term treatment for insomnia or to readjust the body's internal clock during jet lag. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Meloset 3 (Melatonin)?
Consult your physician before using Meloset 3 (Melatonin) to ensure the safest and most effective dosage is prescribed. The normal regimen is one tablet taken one to three hours prior to going to sleep, but your particular instructions will be determined by your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. They can be taken with or without food, but a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the medicine by splitting, chewing, or crushing the tablets prior to use to prevent unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Meloset 3 (Melatonin)?
Meloset 3 (Melatonin) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Inform your physician immediately if you experience any intense or severe side effects being especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These may require adjustments to your treatment such as lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Do not use Meloset 3 (Melatonin) if you are lactose intolerant, if the patient being treated is under eighteen, if you have an autoimmune disorder or decreased liver function. Also disclose if you have decreased kidney function as this condition may cause problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your dosage.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Meloset 3 (Melatonin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.