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#1 Thu, 19/11/2015 - 12:21
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Melatonin Supplies?

Urgent advice please, someone's GP has just said he cannot find how to renew a prescription for Melatonin 3mg or 5mg ordinary capsule. He says there is only 2mg slow release, the 3mg and 5mg capsules are no longer available.
 
Does anyone know anything at all about this? Is it even correct?
 
Harriet.

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 05:10
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Morning Harriet.....When I took Melatonin the only ones available were the 2mg slow release tablets....Melatonin is one of those drugs which seems difficult to first of all get prescribed then everyone seems to struggle to get hold of the correct dose. 

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Fri, 20/11/2015 - 09:16
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Another ridiculous hurdle for CCHers! Marvellous.....

Thanks John.

H.

Fri, 20/11/2015 - 15:29
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Hi - Are slow release not the correct tablets to take? As noticed my doctor has put slow release for the next lot i have.

 

Many thanks

Sat, 21/11/2015 - 21:57
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Hola y buenos noches a todos ustedes como estas soy muy bien y libre de los dolors de cabeza locos y espero que todos son libre de la bestia tambien

 

roughly translated hows it going hope your all mad head free by any chance were you prescribed melatonin by a nuero as far as i know you can only get it here on a named patient basis prescribed by a nuero but once its on paper and gps records you cant be turned down for it   

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Sun, 22/11/2015 - 08:21
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hello everyone thanks for replies, the original problem was for me, but being away from H/A could not log on by smartphone as could not remember login details [chrome does it on auto on home computer]

 

At our local surgery gp suddenly left, new dr cannot find in the BNF system 3mg or 5mg capsules to prescribe only 2mg slow release so is not sure if these are ok as prev ones did not say slow release.

 

The hosp consultant is on holiday at present so unable to ask him for advice.

Do not want to loose melatonin as it helps so much with the bad cluster I used to get shortley after going to bed, bad later clusters in the night still break through but not as often.

 

Sun, 22/11/2015 - 14:19
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Have you tried ebay

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Sun, 22/11/2015 - 14:23
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Also when you open your phones browser at the top next to the website address bar you will see 3 dots click then select settings then privacy and tick remember passwords

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Sun, 22/11/2015 - 15:41
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anitaspaul

thanks for the phone tip, do not used ebay and do not trust buying meds over the internet just do not know what you are getting.

 

Liz on the helpline has been helpful trying to solve the probem, also thank you harriet for setting up a post when i was stuck.

Sun, 22/11/2015 - 16:49
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To be honest i never used to trust ebay but would choose them over amazon and you would be surprised what both sites sell some of it is quite legit and melatonin is not freely available here unless you go through a neuro hope you have luck in getting a prescription but as a last resort there is ebay who do have the 3mg and 5mg make sure you choose the buy now option though and not the bids

 

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Mon, 23/11/2015 - 14:04
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Im still unsure if slow release tablets are correct? Pretty sure my doctor would have no idea!

 

 

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 23:32
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Hi,

Coming on this a bit late, but I used to be on the 3mg tablets. I stopped them a while ago, as they didn't help much for dialling out the night time attacks of my CPH, but Prof Goadsby suggested a re-try and a gradual increase, and my GP says the 2mg are the only ones.

When I had the 3mg my Pharmacy had a hard time getting them (about 12 months ago)

I was told originally it needed to be ordinary release, not gradual release.

Hope this helps

Thu, 10/12/2015 - 09:18
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all sorted now boots has the prescription for my normal 3mg capsules. the 3mg are unlicensed and are a named script order [the chemist can only order them in for the named person they cannot be issued to anyone else] The new gp had not come across this and too a while check the procedure.

[takes boots about a week to get supplies in]

 

thank you to liz on the help line, harriet and anyone else that replied.

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 21:24
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Hi just reading your post on here i've just bought 3mg melotonin tablets from here http://www.smithsvitamins.co.uk/product/melatonin-3mg-30.html i've bought the to try as my CH starts 2-3 hrs in to sleep so hoping it may settle them down or at least move the time they start so i get some sleep.

Mike

 

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 06:00
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Mike, did you ask your GP if he could prescribe melatonin before you bought it?  My GP prescribed melatonin when I took it.

Andi

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