Melatonin tablets relieve the symptoms of jet lag, like fatigue and disrupted sleep.

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What are melatonin tablets?

Melatonin tablets are a prescription only medication used to treat short term, primary insomnia, and jet lag.

Melatonin for jet lag

When you go on a long haul flight, you will cross different time zones and your normal sleep cycle will get interrupted. This means that it will get dark at a different time to when your body is expecting, and the changes to your melatonin levels will be delayed.

Common symptoms of jet lag include:

  • fatigue
  • sleep disruption
  • daytime tiredness
  • irritability
  • problems with concentration and memory

Your body will eventually adjust, but until then, melatonin tablets will boost your melatonin levels and help you sleep at the right time.

Melatonin for insomnia

Primary insomnia means you have trouble sleeping properly, but there isn’t an obvious cause. Melatonin tablets can slowly top up your melatonin levels during the night, and help encourage normal sleep. Melatonin levels slowly drop as we get older, which can make it more difficult to fall and stay asleep. For this reason, people over the age of 55 are more likely to require melatonin tablets.

Who can take melatonin?

Melatonin tablets are mostly for people over 55 who have insomnia, or for anyone who’s travelling across time zones and may get jet lag. We provide melatonin for jet lag only.

You shouldn’t take melatonin tablets if you’re allergic to melatonin or any other ingredients found within.

Before you start taking melatonin, you should tell your doctor if you:

  • have kidney or liver problems
  • are intolerant to some sugars, like lactose
  • have an autoimmune disease
  • drive or use machinery, because melatonin can make you feel drowsy
  • smoke

Children under the age of 18 shouldn’t take melatonin, because the effects haven’t been tested properly for children.

Are melatonin tablets available in the UK?

Yes, melatonin is a licensed treatment for jet lag in the UK. Some other melatonin products are available on the internet, but aren’t licensed in the UK.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Babak Ashrafi Clinical Lead for Service Expansion
Accreditations: BSc, MBBS, MRCGP (2008)

Babak studied medicine at King’s College London and graduated in 2003, having also gained a bachelor’s degree in Physiology during his time there. He completed his general practice (GP) training in East London, where he worked for a number of years as a partner at a large inner-city GP practice. He completed the Royal College of GPs membership exam in 2007.

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