Melotin MR

Melotin MR is now available over the counter for patients aged 55 and over!

What is Melotin MR?

Melotin MR tablets contain the active ingredient Melatonin 2mg which mimics naturally occurring melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that the brain naturally produces in response to darkness. 

Melotin MR is used to improve sleep quality and morning alertness in patients over the age of 55. It can be used for the short term treatment of primary insomnia characterized by poor quality sleep. 

Melotin MR should be used at about the same time every day - about 1-2 hours before you go to bed with food and 

What is Sleep?

Sleep is a recurring state which is characterized by a lessened consciousness, lesser awareness to surroundings and lesser movement - usually occurring for an average of 8 hours every night.

The optimal amount of sleep each night varies between individuals. The body has a natural method of regulating how much sleep we need - the homeostatic process and our natural circadian rhythms. If these rhythms become disturbed, the quality of our sleep can be affected, impacting our health and regular daytime functions (Cicadin, 2021).

Principles of good sleep hygiene:

  • Go to bed and arise at the same time each day
  • Engage in relaxing activities before bed
  • Exercise regularly but not late in the evening
  • Avoid eating meals or large snacks just before bedtime
  • Eliminate daytime naps
  • Minimise external disruption (e.g. light and noise)
  • If you are unable to sleep, don't become anxious; leave the bedroom and participate in relaxing activities such as reading or listening to music until you're tired.

 

*See your pharmacist for more information*

 

Pharmacy Only Medication

This is a pharmacist only medication. If you purchase this medication, you must then contact the pharmacy on 02 6336 1466 within 48 hours and speak to one of our friendly pharmacists. They will ask you some questions to understand your requirements and ensure this product is suitable before we are able to supply this to you.