If I skip a day with Zoloft is that enough time to safely allow me to take a small (.7mg) bit of Melatonin?
Can Melatonin ever be taken while taking Zoloft?
- 3 Oct 2014 by deebeee
- 13 December 2018 (6 days ago)
- zoloft, insomnia, melatonin
Added 3 Oct 2014:
I have reversed sleep (sleep during the day, not by choice) and Melatonin has helped me to sleep earlier vs. falling asleep about 9AM!!! I have CFIDS which almost always includes sleep disturbance. Some say Zoloft can affect Melatonin so it works during the DAY vs. the night!!! Not sure this is a fact or opinion. Melatonin helped me but I don't want to screw up the anti-depressant help I get from Zoloft. We can never win, can we!
Zoloft, or sertraline, is an antidepressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI, class. Studies show that SSRIs may increase the brain’s levels of melatonin, a neurotransmitter that can promote sleepiness and help correct an irregular sleeping pattern. Taking a melatonin supplement with SSRIs that increase the brain’s melatonin levels can enhance the side-effects of melatonin. In one case, melatonin and Zoloft combined with a high-protein diet gave rise to a vision disorder. Given this evidence, it may be best not to mix melatonin and Zoloft.
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