PCI  : Contraindicated in pregnancy

LCI  : Contraindicated in lactation

Molecule Info

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Indication(s) & Dosage Disturbed biorhythms, Sleep disorders
Adult: Usual dose 3-6 mg orally at bedtime.
Child: 2-3 mg at bedtime, increased after 1-2 wk to 4-6 mg if needed. Max dose 10 mg.
Contraindications Pregnancy and lactation.
Special Precautions May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Epilepsy
Adverse Drug Reaction(s) Increased seizure activity; drowsiness, headache. Disruption of normal circadian rhythm. May worsen symptoms for individuals with depression.
Pharmacology Melatonin is the hormone secreted by the pineal gland. In humans, the plasma levels of melatonin are high at night and low during the day and it appears to have a role in circardian rhythm regulation. This action of melotonin finds a possible place in the management of jet lag and other sleep disorders. Melatonin is also being used in the treatment of cluster headaches.
ATC Classification N05CH01 - melatonin.

Brand/Product Info


Total Products : 1 
Brand Name Manufacturer/Marketer Composition Dosage Form Pack Size & Price
FILFRESH Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Melatonin 3mg Tablet 3x10's: 90.30 MRP