How To Use This Medicine
The use of melatonin in cultural and traditional settings may differ from concepts
accepted by current Western medicine. When considering the use of herbal/health
supplements, consultation with a primary health care professional is advisable.
Additionally, consultation with a practitioner trained in the uses of
herbal/health supplements may be beneficial, and coordination of treatment among all
health care providers involved may be advantageous.
If you choose to take melatonin, use it as directed on the package or as directed
by your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Melatonin is available in a tablet formulation. Other formulations may also be available.
The use of melatonin derived from animal pineal tissue may carry the risk of
contamination or the means of transmitting viral material. The synthetic form of
melatonin does not carry this risk.
Store melatonin as directed on the package. In general, melatonin should be protected
from light and moisture.