Melatonin 2mg

Melatonin is a medication used to treat nausea and jet lag. The medication contains an active ingredient of the same name. Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone which helps to regulate your body clock for day and night and helps you sleep and wake up. Your biological body clock is commonly disrupted when travelling, especially when traveling by plane across different time zones. Symptoms differ between different individuals, but are often found to be a lot worse when you cross multiple time zones. Melatonin can help to reset your body clock to regulate your sleep/wake cycle and relieve the symptoms of jet lag.

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How does Melatonin work?

The main function of melatonin is to regulate night and day cycles. When it becomes dark, the body produces more melatonin which signals the body to get ready to sleep. When it then lightens the body decreases the production of melatonin, to signal the body to wake up. Low levels of melatonin therefore make it difficult for people to sleep. So, taking a melatonin supplement helps you to fall asleep.


How to use Melatonin:

Melatonin should only be taken by adults. It is recommended that you take 1 to 2 tablets daily for a maximum of 5 consecutive days. You should take the first tablet upon arrival of your destination at the time when you usually go to bed. On the other days you should take Melatonin at the time you would usually go to bed but not before 8 PM or after 4 AM. You should take Melatonin with water and with or without food.



Melatonin medication can be taken for up to 5 days at a time after arriving at your destination and suffering with jet lag. You should take 1 or 2 tablets each evening when you are suffering from jet lag.

Side effects:

Like any other medicine, Melatonin comes with the risk of side effects, but not everybody will experience them. Some of the side effects that this medication can cause are more common than others, but if you suffer any side effects that cause you concern, you should get in touch with your GP or doctor as soon as possible. Some side effects include:

  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Dry skin
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Rash
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Night sweats
  • Dizziness
  • Weak feeling
  • Anxiety
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Restlessness
  • Nervousness


While some of these side effects may look severe, most of them are classified as uncommon and are not likely to affect you.

There are some more severe side effects that you could suffer from which have occasionally been associated with Melatonin. If you suffer from any of the following you should contact a medical professional straight away:

  • Chest pains
  • Depression
  • Psoriasis
  • Blood in urine
  • Visual disturbances
  • Vertigo
  • Feeling of a racing heartbeat
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Reduced blood platelets
  • Reduced white blood cells

Is Melatonin suitable for me?

Melatonin is suitable for most people, although some people with pre-existing medical conditions or those taking certain medications should try to avoid using Melatonin. It is not suitable for those under the age of 18. Read the patient information leaflet enclosed in your medication before taking it to see if it is suitable for you.

If any of the following conditions apply to you then you should get in touch with your doctor or GP before purchasing melatonin online:

  • Suffer from liver problems
  • Suffer from kidney problems
  • Suffer from autoimmune disease
  • Smoke
  • Suffer from intolerance to some sugars
  • Currently using Quinolones
  • Currently using Cimetidine
  • Currently using Tryptophan
  • Consistently drink alcohol
  • Currently using Imipramine
  • Currently using Benzodiazepines
  • Currently using Anti-depressants
  • Currently using Carbamazepine


How can you reduce jet lag without medications?

There are a few ways that you can reduce the symptoms of jet lag, but if you wish to get rid of jet lag quickly and easily, we recommend taking Melatonin. To reduce symptoms of jet lag, you can do the following:

  • Ensure that you have had plenty of sleep before flying
  • Try to sleep and eat upon arrival to your destination
  • Spend time outdoors in natural lights
  • Try to sleep during the journey if you are travelling west
  • Try to avoid napping during the day
  • Try to adjust your sleep schedule before you arrive in your destination
  • Keep calm and relaxed while travelling
  • Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated
  • Avoid drinking alcohol
  • Try to move around while on your flight whenever possible


Melatonin on the NHS:

Melatonin is considered to be a travel medication, so like any other travel medication, Melatonin is not available on the NHS for this indication. This medication is a prescription only medication which can be supplied by MedsRUs through our online private pharmacy.


Where can I buy Melatonin?

You can purchase melatonin online safely through MedsRUs. Melatonin is a prescription only medication meaning that you cannot buy the medication over the counter from supermarkets or pharmacies. To save yourself the hassle of arranging an appointment with your doctor and waiting for a face to face consultation, you can arrange a consultation with MedsRUs to get a prescription for melatonin with the click of a button.

During this quick and easy process, you simply need to answer a few short questions by filling out an online questionnaire. Once you have answered the questions, one of our certified prescribers will check over your answers to see if this medication is suitable for you. If deemed suitable for your condition, the medication will be dispensed and sent directly to you.

Our service is completely discreet and confidential, and you can order the medication you need without even having to leave your house.