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Brand name: Circadin TM

Active ingredients: melatonin

What it is used for

Monotherapy for the short term treatment of primary insomnia characterized by poor quality of sleep in patients who are aged 55 or over.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White to off-white, round, biconvex tablets

Do I need a prescription?

The packs below are available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is Schedule 3 : Pharmacist Only Medicine.

  • 15 tablets pack
  • 21 tablets pack
  • 30 tablets pack
  • 7 tablets pack

These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

  • 42 tablets pack
  • 60 tablets pack
  • 90 tablets pack

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient melatonin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at

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