This medication is a light-sensitive hormone, prescribed for management of jet lag and other sleep disorders. It can also be used in the treatment of cluster headaches.
Contraindicated in patients with poor immunity, who are taking immunosuppressants, hypersensitivity, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
PO- The recommended dose is 3-5 mg given at bedtime.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, at bedtime.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney problems, depression or history of seizures, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
Drowsiness, change in sleep pattern and headache.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25°C).