ALTONIL Syrup 100ml

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INTRODUCTION

ALTONIL contain melatonin which belongs to a group of medicine called melatonin receptor agonists. It is used to treat jetlag in adults. Jetlag is a sleep disorder that can affect those who travel quickly across multiple time zone. It is a temporary sleep disorder. It occurs when the body's internal clock is out of sync with the new time zone.

Jetlag can be recognized by sleep disturbance, daytime tiredness, fatigue, mild mental impairment, irritability and digestive system disturbance experienced after flying. The most common side effects of ALTONIL are headache and drowsiness. This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

USES OF ALTONIL

  • treat jetlag in adults

HOW ALTONIL WORKS

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the body that synchronizes the body’s biological day-and-night rhythm. The biological rhythm can be disturbed by travelling across time zones. This is known as jetlag. The symptom and their severity vary between individual but are generally worse and last longer the more time zones are crossed. ALTONIL can helps in restoring the normal day-and-night rhythm and reduce the symptoms.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always use ALTONIL exactly as your doctor has told you. Check the label for directions before use. Shake well before use.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ALTONIL

SERIOUS

  • reduced number of white blood cells in the blood
  • reduced number of blood platelets
  • disorientation
  • fainting
  • visual impairment including blurred vision
  • feeling your heartbeat (pounding chest)
  • blood (red blood cells) in the urine

COMMON

  • headache
  • drowsiness

RARE

  • high levels of certain fat molecules (triglycerides) in the blood
  • altered mood, aggression, increased sex drive
  • memory impairment, restless legs syndrome, pins and needles sensation
  • watery eyes
  • hot flushes
  • vomiting, wind, excess saliva, bad breath, inflammation of the stomach lining
  • nail disorder
  • arthritis, muscle spasms
  • passing large volumes of urine
  • prolonged erections that might be painful, inflammation of the prostate gland
  • thirst
  • abnormal levels of electrolytes in the blood

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:

Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.

Vomiting:

Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.

Bloating or wind:

Eat smaller and frequent meals. Eat and drink slowly, and exercise regularly. If the symptom get worse, contact your doctor straight away.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ALTONIL is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

ALTONIL is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machine while taking this medicine as it may cause drowsiness and decrease alertness.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with ALTONIL.

KIDNEY

ALTONIL should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

ALTONIL should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take ALTONIL if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to melatonin or to any other ingredients in this medicine.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,

  • have epilepsy
  • have an autoimmune disease
  • have diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance
  • smoke

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor if you are taking,

  • fluvoxamine (used to treat depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders)
  • psoralens (used to treat skin disorders such as psoriasis)
  • cimetidine (used to treat stomach problems such as ulcers)
  • estrogens (used in contraceptive or hormone replacement preparation)
  • quinolones, rifampicin (used to treat bacterial infections)
  • carbamazepine (used to treat epilepsy)
  • benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics such as midazolam, temazepam, and zaleplon, zolpidem, zopiclone (used to induce sleep)
  • anticoagulants such as warfarin

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Melatonin
Pharmacological Category :   Melatonin receptor agonists
Therapeutic Indication :   Jet-lag
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Syrup, Spray

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT ALTONIL

Can I take ALTONIL during breast feeding?

No, it is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your Doctor.

Can I take ALTONIL during kidney disease?

It should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases.

What is the use of ALTONIL?

It is used to treat jetlag in adults.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi. Sedative-Hypnotics. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. Seventh Edition,2013. Page - 409.

2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page - 2402-2405.

3. A Herxheimer 1, K J Petrie. Melatonin for the prevention and treatment of jet lag. NIH: National Library of Medicine, National center of biotechnology Information Pubmed.gov.2002. [Accessed 11 Jan 2021] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12076414/

4. RAFARM SA; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on Nov 2019] [Accessed 11 Jan 2021] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.10419.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Item Weight
    120
    Ingredient
    MELATONIN 3 mg
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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