Melatonin Side Effects

Melatonin is a medication that is prescribed to treat sleep deprivation illnesses, such as insomnia, in elderly people that are over fifty-five years of age. Melatonin in both its natural and artificial form is a hormone that is produced to regulate sleep and ensure that the body gets enough rest. In some people melatonin isn’t naturally produced so these people need to take medication that contains melatonin.

Melatonin side effects
Melatonin side effects

As with all medications, there are risks associated with taking melatonin. Some of the side effects that are experienced whilst people take this medication are quite severe, whereas others are less severe. Some side effects are experienced very often although most them are quite rare.

Side effects of Melatonin

Some of the most common side effects include:

Headaches

Achy bones and joints

Back aches and pains

Swollen glands and nasal passages

Some of the more uncommon side effects include:

Chest pains

Feelings of anxiety

Feeling dizzy and/or sleepy

Migraines and severe headaches

Weight gain

Feelings of nervousness and restlessness

Weird dreams and nightmares

Dry skin

Bad breath

Hot and cold flushes, including night sweats

A libido increase or decrease

Sleeping problems, including sleepiness

Irritability

Angina

Heart palpitations

Mood swings

Pains in the neck and limbs

Salivation and an increased level of tears

Ulcers on both the tongue and mouth

Change in urinating patterns, including excess amounts of sugar in the urine and blood in the urine

Muscle spasms

Vomiting

Eczema

Change in usual emotions, including the development of depression and crying frequently

Problems with the blood

Pharyngitis

Bad breath

Flatulence problems

Possible problems with the memory

Feelings of drowsiness and confusion

If you experience one or more of these sight effects with a melatonin sleep aid and they occur frequently you should seek medical advice. Sometimes it may be necessary to change the dosage prescribed or even the entire medication if you are experiencing severe side effects. Having said that, most of the side effects are quite rare and uncommon, so most people won’t experience them on a recurring basis.

If you’re concerned about these side effects or you’re concerned that you may be experiencing them, do not hesitate to contact your local health professional. They will offer you advice on whether they deem it appropriate for you to continue with your course of medication or will offer advice if they think you should change to another medication.

You should not take any melatonin medication or substances if you suffer from: high blood pressure, diabetes, depression or seizure disorders. Not only could melatonin interfere with the medications that you take for these illnesses, but it could also enhance any of the side effects that you experience.

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