Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s
To purchase this treatment online, you will need to complete a free consultation with our doctors. After they review your medical information, they will issue a prescription if they feel that it's safe for you to use Melatonin. Our pharmacy will then dispense and ship your medication via free delivery. It should be noted that this treatment is currently off-label.
Unlike techniques tried either before or during flying, melatonin-based medication is taken upon arrival at your destination and has proven to be far more effective in helping with insomnia or difficulty sleeping.
|Short facts about Melatonin|
|How to take||
Take either the 2mg prolonged-release, or the 3mg immediate-release tablets just before sleeping when arriving in a new time zone.
|How it works||
Melatonin helps you to adjust to the change in light stimulus across different time zones.
This treatment can be taken upon arrival and can help with sleeping difficulties.
Melatonin is available in 2 mg prolonged-release tablets and 3mg immediate-release tablets.
Side effects are not very common, but may include nausea, headaches and irritability.
Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that is produced by the pineal gland. It helps regulate sleep alongside natural light stimuli. When individuals suffer from jet lag, it's because the levels of melatonin have been unable to adjust to the change in light stimulus after arriving in a new time zone. As a result, sufferers of jet lag find sleeping difficult or are tired during the day until their bodies adjust.
By synthetically increasing the amount of melatonin in the body, the symptoms of jet lag can be alleviated.
Generally, everyone over the age of 18 should be able to use this treatment safely. However, you should always consult with your doctor first before using any medication, as they will be able to advise of any interactions that may occur due to underlying conditions.
Melatonin should only ever be taken as prescribed by a doctor, but for the purposes of jet lag treatment individuals should take one (increasing to a maximum of two) 3mg immediate-release tablet before sleeping when in a new time zone. This is to be taken consecutively in the evenings until any sleeping difficulties disappear. There is also a 2mg dosage available. However, it should be noted that this is currently an off-label treatment.
There are very few side effects of Melatonin when taken in low dosages and used as a short-term remedy. However, as with all prescription medication, side effects are a possibility, although these should be mild if experienced at all. You should nevertheless consult your doctor immediately should any persist.
Common side effects include headache, nausea, grogginess or irritability.