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Who should not take melatonin?

Carol Ash, DO
Pulmonary Disease

Melatonin helps your body transition into sleep mode, but it won't help you stay asleep if you have trouble maintaining sleep. Watch internist and sleep expert Carol Ash, DO, explain why melatonin is not a good option if you can't maintain sleep.

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Alternative & Complementary Medicine
Consult a specialist before using melatonin if you:
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  • Have had a seizure
  • Have diabetes
  • Have cancer
  • Have depression
  • Are taking certain sedative medications (CNS depressants)
  • Are taking nifedipine GITS (Procardia XL)
  • Are taking medications that decrease the immune system (immunosuppressants)
  • Are taking fluvoxamine (Luvox)
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