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Use of Melatonin in G6PD

Patient: Hi. I am Arif aged 35 and G6PD deficient. Doctor has advised me to take Melatonin. Is it safe to take with G6PD deficiency. Please advice me.

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.It is safe to take Melatonin in G6PD deficiency. It is dangerous to take oxidizing agent s in this condition but since melatonin does not have such an action it is safe.Hope this helps you.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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