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Melatonin

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Melatonin (melatonin systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, nutraceutical products and is used to treat Insomnia and Jet Lag.

US matches:

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

N05CH01,N05CM17

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000073-31-4

Chemical Formula

C13-H16-N2-O2

Molecular Weight

232

Therapeutic Category

Treatment of insomnia

Chemical Names

N-[2-(5-Methoxyindol-3-yl)ethyl]acetamid (IUPAC)

N-Acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine

Foreign Names

  • Melatonin (German)
  • Melatonine (French)
  • Melatonina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • BRN 0205542 (IS)
  • CCRIS 3472 (IS)
  • HT 903 (IS: FujiChemical)
  • NSC 113928 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Alprax-Z (Melatonin and Alprazolam)
    Torrent, India
  • Armonil
    Ivax, Argentina
  • Benedorm
    Valeant, Mexico
  • Bio-Melatonin
    Pharma Nord, Hungary
  • Buenas Noches
    ISA, Argentina
  • Circadin D.A.C.
    DAC, Iceland
  • Circadin
    Catalent, Georgia; Clinres, Croatia (Hrvatska); Leiras, Finland; Lundbeck, Germany; Lundbeck, France; Lundbeck, United Kingdom; Lundbeck, Ireland; Lundbeck, Portugal; Neurim, Switzerland; Neurim, Norway; Neurim, Slovenia; Neurim Pharmaceuticals, Denmark; Neurim Pharmaceuticals, Greece; Neurim Pharmaceuticals, Israel; Neurim Pharmaceuticals, Lithuania; Neurim Pharmaceuticals, Latvia; Nycomed, Belgium; Nycomed, Iceland; Nycomed, Netherlands; Nycomed, Sweden; RAD, Australia; RAD, Czech Republic; Rad Neurim, Austria; RAD Neurim Pharmaceuticals EEC, Poland
  • Cronocaps
    Medix, Mexico
  • Filfresh
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Melasoft
    Ampharco USA, Vietnam
  • Melatol
    Elisium, Argentina
  • Melatonin Greatluck
    Greatluck, Myanmar
  • Melatonina + B6 (Melatonin and Pyridoxine)
    Eljot, Poland
  • Melatonina LEK-AM
    Lek-AM, Poland
  • Melatonina Vis
    Vis, Poland
  • Melatonina
    K and K medicoplast, Poland; Medana, Poland; Sundown, Peru
  • Melaxen
    Unipharm, Georgia
  • Melovine (veterinary use)
    Ceva, France; Vetem, Italy
  • Natsin
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Night Komfort
    Saokim Pharma, Vietnam
  • Primex (veterinary use)
    Wildlife, United States
  • Prime-X (veterinary use)
    A.A.-Vet, Netherlands
  • Regulin
    Ceva Sante Animale, Israel
  • Regulin (veterinary use)
    Ceva Animal Health, United Kingdom; Rurtec, New Zealand
  • Sleepwell
    Trianon, Philippines
  • Zytonin
    Zydus, India

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