|Is melatonin safe for HIV positive people?
May 20, 2004
I noticed that the label on my over-the-counter melatonin advises against anyone with an autoimmune disease using the product. I use it very sparingly, for jet lag a couple times a year for two or three days, but fear even this might be dangerous. I have been undetectable [under 10] for about six years on Trizavir CD4 steady during that time at 500.
Thanks for your time.
| Response from Dr. Henry
There is little data on melatonin and possible interactios with HIV meds. I have had scores of patients use it regularly in the setting of treated HIV and have observed no problems so I would expect little difficulty. KH
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