Melatonin

(Circadin® , Melatonin)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Capsules, Modified-Release Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
No
Available as granules?
No
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
No
Available as an injection?
No
Available as nasal/oral spray?
No
Safe or appropriate to crush
Alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Modified release products should not be crushed.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Melatonin
Usual formulation brand names
Circadin®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
Yes - some
Film coated
Yes - some
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
-
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Licensed
Are specials or imports available?
N/A licensed alternative available, but other strengths listed on the Specials Tariff
Liquid strengths
1mg/ml
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes. Modified release products should not be crushed.
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