Melatonin ok?

  1. Has anyone had any problems taking this while on probation? I don't see it anywhere on the forbidden med list but wanted to double check. I am clean as a whistle but having a hard time sleeping during the days as I just switched to night shift. Any input appreciated. I am a TPAPN nurse.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   LessValuableNinja
    I know that it's commonly given to patients in substance centers and doesn't show up on standard drug screens. It's also already in your body.
  4. by   Kel65
    I use Afteril, which is melatonin, valerian root and L-tryptophan and have been tested various panel options without issue.
  5. by   Eric Cartman
    I don't think you will have any issues with melatonin. I take it occasionally myself.
  6. by   TXRNC
    I took it without any problems but just to be safe I listed it on my self report along with Advil and Tylenol if I had needed to take it just to cover my bases
  7. by   sallyrnrrt
    I agree with above post
  8. by   SororAKS
    Quote from Kel65
    I use Afteril, which is melatonin, valerian root and L-tryptophan and have been tested various panel options without issue.
    I used Alteril during my monitoring and never had an issue.
  9. by   jdub6
    Should be okay. At the same time, just so i didn't have to even think about it, i got an MD note fot prn Tylenol/Motrin, Melatonin/Benadryl for sleep while rotating shifts, Sudafed before air travel etc...got it all covered at once just to be safe. Any illness or injury needing any prescription or OTC med that i didn't usually take, i got another note...again just to be safe. For minor things i just called my psychiatrist and he'd fax a note in, no visit needed.

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Melatonin ok?