46 patient evaluations for Melatonin

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Sep 20, 2017 (Started Jul 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for REM sleep behavior disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After several nites of hideous nightmares and pummelling my husband in his sleep, I decided to increase the Melatonin to 5mg, 2 @hs. It has not made any difference so far.

Aug 18, 2017 (Started Jul 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for REM sleep behavior disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My husband picked this up at the grocery store for me & he could only find it in gummy pills. I would prefer to take a pill but these gummy things do taste delicious. I take the melatonin to combat the REM Sleep Behavior D/O & it doesn't seem to lessen that problem (so far) but I think I am sleeping better. I will continue with the Melatonin in hopes it will help, and I haven't increased the dose as my doctor told me I can, so I can always try an added pill.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 24, 2017 (Started Aug 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't need a script for this, buy over counter and in a tea works better. Still probably works better for people who have a melatonin deficit that someone who has PTSD related insomnia

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 31, 2017 (Started Nov 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2016 (Started Mar 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 22, 2009 (Started Mar 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 30, 2016 (Started Feb 04, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily

Aug 13, 2011 (Started Feb 04, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily

Nov 17, 2010 (Started Feb 04, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 16, 2016 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Helps me fall asleep after about 30 minutes of taking, and stay asleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 25, 2015 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 11, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: My MS symptoms/inflammaiton became gradually stronger since starting Melatonin. By the third week I had to stop. After five days of stopping, I am starting to feel back to normal again.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 24, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 21, 2016 (Started Apr 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2016 (Started Apr 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsy in a.m.)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2015 (Started Dec 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for REM sleep behavior disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: 2 and 2 days: 1 pill at sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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