Hope I'm qualified to answer this, as I have absolutely no medical training whatsoever. However, I do take melatonin most nights as a sleep aid. I usually choke on the pills (my particular brand is flat with sharp edges) and so I just chew them up. This doesn't exactly taste pleasant (rather like chewing on talcum powder) but doesn't taste horrible, either. A good "swish" of water and the taste is gone.