Melatonin vs Valium

Melatonin
(OTC)
Valium
(Rx)
Melatonin is a sleep medication and an alternative medication.
Valium is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Insomnia
4.2
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Insomnia
1.4
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
November 15, 1963
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
271,063 Discussions
377,297 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Insomnia
#3 for Cancer
#4 for Autism
Melatonin is approved for Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Spasms
#7 for Seizures
#8 for Panic
#9 for Sedation
#10 for Headaches
#11 for Dizziness
Valium is prescribed for Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Insomnia and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Mel
Grogginess
4
Drowsiness
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Headaches
3
Nightmares
2
Vivid Dreams
2
Restlessness
2
Hangover
2
Weight Gain
2
Weight Loss
1
Val
Weakness
2
Euphoria
1
Weight Gain
1
Weight Loss
1
Nightmares
1
Blisters
1
Dry Mouth
1
Impotence
1
Derealization
1
Blurred Vision
1
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Melatonin
Mel
Valium
Val
Grogginess
Mel
Val
4
0
Drowsiness
Mel
Val
3
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mel
Val
3
0
Headaches
Mel
Val
3
0
Nightmares
Mel
Val
2
1
Vivid Dreams
Mel
Val
2
0
Restlessness
Mel
Val
2
0
Hangover
Mel
Val
2
0
Weight Gain
Mel
Val
2
1
Weight Loss
Mel
Val
1
1
Weakness
Val
Mel
2
0
Euphoria
Val
Mel
1
0
Weight Gain
Val
Mel
1
2
Weight Loss
Val
Mel
1
1
Nightmares
Val
Mel
1
2
Blisters
Val
Mel
1
0
Dry Mouth
Val
Mel
1
0
Impotence
Val
Mel
1
0
Derealization
Val
Mel
1
0
Blurred Vision
Val
Mel
1
0
Alcohol warning
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Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Lozenge, Oral Drops, Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 200 mcg, 300 mcg, 500 mcg, 500 mcg-20 mg-50 mg, 1 mg, 1.5 mg, 2.5 mg, 3 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 0.5-5 mg, 3-2 mg
Liquid: 2.5 mg/10 mL, 5 mg/15 mL, 1 mg/mL
Capsule: 5 mg, 10 mg
Drops: 1 mg/4 mL
Lozenge: 3 mg
Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Solution: 5 mg/mL
Syringe: 5 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.)., Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Melatonin , Calcium Phosphate/Melatonin , Melatonin/Pyridoxine
Diazepam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Melatonin and Valium: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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