Cancer Treatment Side Effects & Supportive and Palliative Care
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the body that regulates the cycles of sleep in the human body.
Do I need to let my doctor know that I am taking melatonin?
Although there are no known interactions between melatonin and chemotherapy drugs, it is always advisable that discuss it with your physician before taking any supplements.
How long should I take melatonin it to see an effect?
Melatonin is effective within 30 minutes of ingestion.
Is it safe to use melatonin in conjunction with pharmaceutical drugs?
It is always recommended that you discuss the intake of any supplement with your oncology provider, as there may be some drugs that could potentially interact with melatonin.
Would my health insurance cover the expenses of using melatonin?
As any other supplement, melatonin is usually not covered by health insurance plans.