NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule

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Introduction

NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of insomnia and jet lag (a sleep disorder due to frequent travel to different time zones). It reduces jet lag symptoms such as irritability, indigestion, daytime tiredness, and sleep disturbances.

NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule helps to synchronize the body’s biological day-night rhythm. It should be taken either 2 hours before or 2 hours after food, preferably at bedtime. However, it is advised to take it at a fixed time each day to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the blood. You should never skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. This medicine should not be stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache and drowsiness. It even causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It is important to note that this medicine should not be used for daily naps.

Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are suffering from any liver or kidney problems. You should avoid smoking and alcohol while using this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should not use this medicine. However, if the need arises, please consult your doctor before using it.

Uses of NOW Foods Capsule

  • Treatment of Insomnia
  • Treatment of Jet lag

Benefits of NOW Foods Capsule

In Treatment of Insomnia

NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule helps treat insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep) in people who have problems related to their sleeping habits. Insomnia may cause you to wake up earlier than usual and you may find it difficult to go back to sleep. It works by slowing down the abnormal activity of nerves in the brain to allow sleep. It also improves the sleep-wake cycle and restores it to normal. This helps you relax, feel calm, and more energetic. It also helps you concentrate better and improves your quality of life.

In Treatment of Jet lag

Jet lag is a temporary sleep disorder that can affect those who travel quickly across multiple time zones. As a result, people may have symptoms like daytime sleeping, irritability, lack of concentration, headache, tiredness, and indigestion. NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule helps you relax, restores the sleep-wake cycle, and effectively treats these symptoms. This improves your mood and helps you live comfortably. Take it as advised by the doctor to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of NOW Foods Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of NOW Foods

  • Headache
  • Drowsiness

How to use NOW Foods Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How NOW Foods Capsule works

NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule is a natural hormone which regulates the sleep-wake cycle and helps you fall asleep.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, based on the limited information available it is advised that NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is very limited experience on use of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule in patients with underlying liver disease.

What if you forget to take NOW Foods Capsule?

If you miss a dose of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No substitutes found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Take it with or without food or at least 2 hours before bedtime. 
  • Some lifestyle habits for good sleep:
    • Avoid strenuous activity before bedtime.
    • Avoid caffeine products at night.
    • Avoid extreme temperature like too cold or too hot.
    • Prefer dim light at nighttime.
    • Try some relaxation therapy.
    • Prefer couch to watch tv or read a book rather than a bed.
  • It may affect the blood sugar level. Take caution while taking this medicine if you are suffering from diabetes.
  • It may cause dizziness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you. 
  • Smoking may make NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule less effective since it can increase the metabolism (breakdown) of it by the liver.
  • Avoid alcohol while taking this medicine as it may decrease the activity of drug. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking seizures medicine as NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule may increase the frequency of Seizures.
  • Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule, suffering from liver or kidney, or if you have an intolerance to some sugars.  

Fact Box

Chemical Class
3-Alkylindoles Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OTHERS
Action Class
Melatonin agonist

Patient concerns

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myself PATIENT suffering from insomnia i was taking tagara capsule for it now someone advice me sushayana ayrvedic what to do please help me
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
you can take tagara is good for insomnia .you can also use BADAM ROGAN OIL for good sleeping . Put 1 drop in each nostril(Nose) before Sleeping at night
I'm suffering from stomach pain & Gases. I tried Eno Sachet but no relief. Pls reply
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
take rapeed 20mg capsule now and also take tomorrow in morning in empty stomach for 3-4 days
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FAQs

Q. What are the advantages of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule over other sleep agents?

The advantages of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule over other sleep agents include that this medicine does not make the patient develop tolerance (after some time of use of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule, it is no longer effective at the same dose). Unlike other similar hypnotic drugs, NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule does not cause unwanted effects such as hangovers and physical dependence.

Q. What are the natural ways to treat insomnia?

There are several natural ways which may help you treat your insomnia. These may include avoiding caffeine and nicotine, especially late in the day. While daily exercise is beneficial to sleep, avoid exercising four hours before bedtime. Avoiding large meals in the evening and avoiding taking naps can also help treat insomnia. You can try going to sleep and waking up at the same time each day. Try to maintain a comfortable temperature in your bedroom and make the bedroom as dark as possible. Setting aside a time to relax before bed and using relaxation techniques can also prove effective.

Q. Does NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule cause weight gain?

Yes, it may cause weight gain, but it is uncommon. Consult your doctor if you are concerned about putting on weight after taking NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule.

Q. Can I take NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule every night?

Yes, you can take it every night but consult your doctor for the duration of treatment. If you are taking it for jet lag, you will be suggested to take a minimum effective dose for 5 days only. In other cases of insomnia, it can be taken for a little longer, for about 3 months.

Q. Does NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule affect blood pressure?

Yes, NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule may cause an increase in blood pressure though it is an uncommon side effect. Therefore, if you are hypertensive, keep a watch on your blood pressure during treatment with NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule. Consult your doctor as soon as you notice a change in blood pressure.

Q. Can I take NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule twice a day?

Usually NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule is taken once a day, before going to bed. Take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor. NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule is a natural hormone produced by the body which peaks to its highest levels at night.

Q. Can NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule cause palpitations?

Yes, NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule can cause palpitations but only rarely. If you have any concerns regarding palpitations, consult your doctor.

Q. Can NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule cause withdrawal symptoms?

No, unlike other medicines used to help people fall asleep, NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule does not cause withdrawal symptoms.

Q. Can NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule cause abnormal dreams? If yes, then why does it happen?

Abnormal dreams is an uncommon side effect of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule. The reason for abnormal dreams is not known, but NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule increases duration of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. This phase of sleep is usually associated with dreams. This increase in duration of REM could be the reason for abnormal dreams that occur while taking NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule.

Q. Can NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule be used for jet lag?

Yes, NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule tablets can be used for treatment of jet-lag in adults. The biological day and night rhythm can be disturbed by travelling to countries lying in different time zones. This is known as jet-lag. The symptoms and their severity vary from person to person, but are generally worse and last longer the more time zones are crossed. NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule tablets can help restore the normal day-and-night rhythm and reduce the symptoms.

Q. Can NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule wake you up?

Early morning awakening is a rare side effect of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule. If this is persistent and is bothering you, consult your doctor.

Q. Can NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule make you tired the next day?

Yes, tiredness may occur, but it is an uncommon side effect of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule. Tell your doctor if this side effect worries you.

Q. What are the advantages of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule over other sleep agents?

The advantages of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule over other sleep agents include that this medicine does not make the patient develop tolerance (after some time of use of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule, it is no longer effective at the same dose). Unlike other similar hypnotic drugs, NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule does not cause unwanted effects such as hangovers and physical dependence.

Q. What are the natural ways to treat insomnia?

There are several natural ways which may help you treat your insomnia. These may include avoiding caffeine and nicotine, especially late in the day. While daily exercise is beneficial to sleep, avoid exercising four hours before bedtime. Avoiding large meals in the evening and avoiding taking naps can also help treat insomnia. You can try going to sleep and waking up at the same time each day. Try to maintain a comfortable temperature in your bedroom and make the bedroom as dark as possible. Setting aside a time to relax before bed and using relaxation techniques can also prove effective.

Q. Does NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule cause weight gain?

Yes, it may cause weight gain, but it is uncommon. Consult your doctor if you are concerned about putting on weight after taking NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule.

Q. Can I take NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule every night?

Yes, you can take it every night but consult your doctor for the duration of treatment. If you are taking it for jet lag, you will be suggested to take a minimum effective dose for 5 days only. In other cases of insomnia, it can be taken for a little longer, for about 3 months.

Q. Does NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule affect blood pressure?

Yes, NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule may cause an increase in blood pressure though it is an uncommon side effect. Therefore, if you are hypertensive, keep a watch on your blood pressure during treatment with NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule. Consult your doctor as soon as you notice a change in blood pressure.

Q. Can I take NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule twice a day?

Usually, NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule is taken once a day, before going to bed. Take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor. NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule is a natural hormone produced by the body which peaks to its highest levels at night.

Q. Can NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule cause palpitations?

Yes, NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule can cause palpitations but only rarely. If you have any concerns regarding palpitations, consult your doctor.

Q. Can NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule cause withdrawal symptoms?

No, unlike other medicines used to help people fall asleep, NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule does not cause withdrawal symptoms.

Q. Can NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule cause abnormal dreams? If yes, then why does it happen?

Abnormal dreams is an uncommon side effect of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule. The reason for abnormal dreams is not known, but NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule increases duration of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. This phase of sleep is usually associated with dreams. This increase in duration of REM could be the reason for abnormal dreams that occur while taking NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule.

Q. Can NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule be used for jet lag?

Yes, NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule tablets can be used for treatment of jet-lag in adults. The biological day and night rhythm can be disturbed by travelling to countries lying in different time zones. This is known as jet-lag. The symptoms and their severity vary from person to person, but are generally worse and last longer the more time zones are crossed. NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule tablets can help restore the normal day-and-night rhythm and reduce the symptoms.

Q. Can NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule wake you up?

Early morning awakening is a rare side effect of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule. If this is persistent and is bothering you, consult your doctor.

Q. Can NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule make you tired the next day?

Yes, tiredness may occur, but it is an uncommon side effect of NOW Foods Melatonin 3mg Capsule. Tell your doctor if this side effect worries you.

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