Can you can you take melatonin while taking narcotics

Patient

Q: Can you can you take melatonin while taking narcotics

Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com
I understand your concern.
Before I can talk about the possible interaction, can you tell me what are the indications of taking both together?
That will help me analyse the situation better.

Please reply and I will get back to you.

Comments / Follow Ups

Patient: Can't sleep and I am taking prescribed narcotics for pain
Doctor: Melatonin and narcotics can induce a lot of sleepiness like day time sleepiness, and overdose can cause headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, e.t.c
Otherwise since there is a genuine indication, it should not be a problem.

Do not take it for long time, can cause dependence.

Feel free to discuss further.

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