Long Term Melatonin Use

Patient

Q: I found a melatonin supplement in the store last night and took it with great success. I slept the best I have in months. However, I looked on the internet about using it and found that some people say not to use it long term. Things like male breast enlargement were brought up. Of course I do not want breasts but I do want to sleep well. I exercise and try to eat well. I also take multivitamins, Vitmain B complex, Vitamin D, Tribulus Terresteris, Horny Goat Weed and glucosamine.

Is it safe to use melatonin supplements long term?

Doctor

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