Side effects of melatonin supplements

Melatonin supplements come in tablet forms. They must be consumed 30 minutes before you go to sleep. Always begin with a small dosage and increase gradually. The following side effects have been reported so far:

  • Nausea
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

The following side effects are reported in older adults:

  • Restless legs
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Thrombosis (blood clots) – melatonin increases the release of calcium which combines with fibrinogen protein to form blood clots.