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How would one administer melatonin to a 7 yr. old who doesn't swallow pills???

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    tiffysethposted 8 years ago

    How would one administer melatonin to a 7 yr. old who doesn't swallow pills???

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    AnnieDposted 8 years ago

    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.

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    TinaAtHomeposted 8 years ago

    You can get melatonin in 1mg pills that you suck and they dissolve in the mouth. Some are mint flavored and some, I think cherry.

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    pippapposted 8 years ago

    I have to wonder what a 7-year-old is doing taking melatonin.  Is this a prescription?  If so, have you taken him/her to another doctor for a second opinion?  I'd be cautious about giving something like this to one so young.

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    Jenifer32posted 7 years ago

    If you want to know something more about melatonin and its side effects, read the following article
    http://www.sideeffectsguide.org/melatonin-side-effects/

 
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