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Melatonin Brand names, Melatonin Analogs

Melatonin Brand Names Mixture

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Melatonin Chemical_Formula


Melatonin RX_link

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Melatonin fda sheet

Melatonin msds (material safety sheet)

Melatonin MSDS

Melatonin Synthesis Reference

Szmuszkovicz et al., J. Org. Chem. 25, 857 (1960)

Melatonin Molecular Weight

232.278 g/mol

Melatonin Melting Point

117 oC

Melatonin H2O Solubility

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Melatonin State


Melatonin LogP


Melatonin Dosage Forms

Capsules; Liquid; Lozenge; Tablets

Melatonin Indication

For the treatment of insomnia and jet lag

Melatonin Pharmacology

Melatonin is a hormone normally produced in the pineal gland and released into the blood. The essential amino acid L-tryptophan is a precursor in the synthesis of melatonin. It helps regulate sleep-wake cycles or the circadian rhythm. Production of melatonin is stimulated by darkness and inhibited by light. High levels of melatonin induce sleep and so consumption of the drug can be used to combat insomnia and jet lag.

Melatonin Absorption

The absorption and bioavailability of melatonin varies widely.

Melatonin side effects and Toxicity

Oral, rat: LD50 = >3200 mg/kg

Melatonin Patient Information

Melatonin Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals