Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Shelley | 2011/03/01

Q.

Ref to 731 melatonin

Hi

someone suggested I request further advice... the melatonin we refering to is the the one with Omega 3 in it - the syrup....
whats your opinion on this one?
I heard it helps children with ADHD..... so now im really confused

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Please do not use anything that has not been tested in children with ADHD. Melatonin is a natural hormone and its role in the body is to regulate sleep and the duration of sleep. By giving this extra melatonin you may interfere with the body's natural sleep regulating function.Please speak to your son's doctor about this melatonin product before trying to give it.

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