Sleeping problems are common and can be caused by a variety of different factors.
Can vegetarians take Circadin®?
Circadin® does not contain any animal ingredients but it does contain a small amount of lactose.
Why can’t I take Circadin® together with alcohol?
The effect of alcohol on Circadin® has not been formally studied. It is recommended that alcohol should not be taken with Circadin® because it reduces the effectiveness of Circadin® on sleep.
Does Circadin® include gluten?
No it does not include gluten.
Why do you need a prescription?
In New Zealand, melatonin is only available as prescription medicines. Circadin® is a registered prescription medicine by Medsafe in New Zealand.
Circadin® is first in a new class of insomnia treatments – melatonin receptor agonists.
Circadin® should not be confused with immediate release melatonin products.
Circadin® has established clinical trials which support its use.
How long do I need to take it before bed?
Circadin® should be taken after eating, 1-2 hours before going to bed.
Circadin® does not make you feel sedated or dizzy. Instead it will gradually make you feel drowsy, and therefore you do not need to take it in bed.
It is recommended Circadin® should be taken at the same time each day.