MELATONIN SR Is a medicine that contains the active ingredient, melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone produced naturally by the body.
Melatonin can help you fall asleep and may help you sleep for longer during the night and shortens the time it takes to fall asleep and lengthens the duration of sleep when a healthy sleeping routine (such as a regular bedtime and soothing sleeping environment) has not worked well enough.
Each 1 capsule contains:
Melatonin 5 mg (2.5 mg Fast release pellets + 2.5 mg Sustained release pellets).
MELATONIN SR INDICATIONS:
Melatonin SR is for use in adults with: Insomnia, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or Smith-Magenis syndrome, a neurogenetic disease (inherited condition affecting the nerves and brain).
Clinical study on Jan. 2020 found that 40.47% of population suffer from insomnia (1), 59.6% are women and 40.4% are men.
So Insomnia is a common sleep disorder in adults that can have many negative health impacts.
The aggregate total of direct and indirect insomnia healthcare costs has been estimated to be as high as $100 billion US dollars per year. In addition to the societal cost burden, insomnia also negatively affects patient’s quality of life, including social and occupational functioning or productivity as well as impaired cognition or mood. Insomnia may also exacerbate and increase morbidity and complications from psychological disorders, such as depression, anxiety, mood disturbances, decreased mental performance, accidents, Interpersonal difficulties – With families, friends, and at work, as well as have serious consequences, such as increased risk of suicide. (2)
The Efficacy of Oral Melatonin in Improving in Patients with Insomnia:
There were Significant differences in favor of melatonin treatment were found in clinically relevant improvements in 46.53% insomniac patients, There was improvement in sleep from 1 to 7 days in 19.91% and More significant improvements were seen between 7 and 14 days by 33.24%.
So, the daily intake of oral melatonin 0.5 h before bedtime improves sleep induction and quality in cancer patients with insomnia (3).
USE AND DOSAGE:
RECOMMENDED DAILY DOSE: 1 capsule with a glass of water 30 minutes before bedtime.
Melatonin SR is for oral use. The capsules should be swallowed whole and NOT broken, crushed or chewed.
Crushing and chewing damages the special properties of the capsule and means that they will not work properly.