Circadin® is a prolonged release melatonin for people with primary insomnia. For consumer medicine information on Circadin® click here.
How Circadin® works?
Melatonin has been used for many years to treat sleep disorders. However Circadin® is different in that it gradually releases Melatonin over an eight to ten hour period, mimicking your body’s normal sleep pattern. Circadin® can help you fall asleep easily and sleep soundly, allowing you to wake feeling refreshed and ready to face the day.
What’s more, trials show that Circadin® delivers quality, restorative sleep with no evidence of rebound insomnia, tolerance, dependence or withdrawal.
Who can take Circadin®?
Circadin® is suitable for people aged 55 or older with sleep problems, such as primary insomnia.
If that sounds like you, ask your doctor whether Circadin® can help you sleep easier.
How to use Circadin®?
- Circadin® should be taken after food, 1-2 hours before bedtime
- Swallow the tablet whole – do not crush, chew or divide it
- Circadin® does not have an immediate effect – you should just feel a natural sleepiness and desire to go to bed between 1-2 hours after taking it
- Alcohol should not be taken with Circadin®, because it reduces the effectiveness of Circadin® on sleep
- For the best effect on quality of sleep you should take Circadin® at around the same time each night. Circadin® can be taken up to 13 weeks treatment period and then see your doctor for review
- If you have been using any other type of sleep medication before being presribed Circadin® ask your doctor for advice on how to stop taking it and switch over to Circadin®
Ask your Doctor if Circadin® is right for you.
Click here to download the Circadin® Patient Leaflet