• circadin tablets

Circadin 2mg Tablets

  • Type

    tablet

  • Consumption

    oral

  • Availability

    In Stock

  • Helps you to fall asleep
  • Contains melatonin
  • Effective treatment for jet lag

Circadin 2mg Tablets

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Medication features

Circadin is a medicine that is used to treat jetlag and to adjust an irregular sleep pattern. It contains the active ingredient melatonin, which is also found naturally in the body. It works by increasing the levels of melatonin in the body at night, which aids sleep. The body produces more melatonin at night, which produces a regular night cycle. Light prevents the production of melatonin, which means we are more alert during the day.

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  • Overview

    Buy Circadin Online For Jet Lag

    Circadin is a brand name of Melatonin. It is a modified-release preparation of Melatonin, a chemical produced in the brain that sends signals to the rest of the body to prepare for sleep.

    What is Melatonin?

    Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland. It regulates sleep and wakefulness. The body normally produces more melatonin at night, the level going up as the sun sets and goes down when the sun is up. Melatonin supplement, in synthetic form, is available as pills, chewable, or liquid.

    How does Melatonin work?

    The main function of melatonin is the regulation of night and day cycles. The onset of darkness makes the body produce more melatonin, a signal for the body to get ready to sleep. Light decreases the production of melatonin, a signal for the body to get ready to wake up. Low levels of melatonin in individuals result in difficulty to fall asleep. Giving them melatonin supplement helps in making them fall asleep.

    What are the benefits of taking Melatonin?

    People use melatonin when they have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. It is also taken for other sleep problems. Melatonin helps people who suffer from delayed sleep phase disorder. It also benefits people whose jobs disrupt their normal sleep schedules, a condition known as sleep work disorder

    How do I use Melatonin?

    Before taking melatonin, it is important to know that it has a very short half-life. Melatonin stays in your system for only about 20 minutes. There are many melatonin supplements on the market today so it is important to find a high-quality one.

    When using a melatonin supplement for the first time, find the lowest dose available. Make sure to not cut the pill because it is coated for slow release. Cutting the pill will ruin the long-term potency.

    Take a time-released melatonin pill one to three hours prior to your usual sleep time. Time-released melatonin lasts for 3 to 4 hours so if you cannot go to sleep within that time frame, you will need to take another pill.

    For awakenings at night that lasts less than one hour, take a sublingual melatonin. It is a pill that dissolves under the tongue. The melatonin is immediately released into the bloodstream and is not metabolized by the digestive system.

    For night awakenings that last for more than an hour, take a time-released tablet and a sublingual melatonin. Take the time-released tablet first then take the sublingual pill after.

    How do I buy Melatonin online?

    You can safely buy melatonin supplements online at Cloud Pharmacy. You will need to have first an online consultation with our medical prescriber before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that melatonin is the right medication for your medical condition.

    Sometimes you may have bad sleeping patterns where you do not find melatonin beneficial. This is called insomnia, and can be treated with various sleeping tablets. If you need a good night's sleep, but are unable to do so, a doctor may prescribe a strong sleeping medication to help you achieve a good night's sleep.

  • FAQ

    • What is Jet Lag?

      We experience jet lag when we travel through different time zones on long flights and our body's ‘clock’ can’t keep up with the change in time zones. As our ‘body clock’ is controlled by hormones that are slow to react to changes, a quick change in time zones, such as from a long haul flight, results in you still running at the time of your previous location for a number of days until your body adapts. This can leave you awake at unsociable hours and tired during the day; this can cause problems, especially on business trips.

    • How does Jet Lag affect someone?

      Scientists tell us that jet lag is caused due to disruptions in our body’s circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are the physical, mental and behavioural changes we experience during the length of a day (24 hours) as our body reacts to changes in light and darkness in our environment. Circadian rhythms play a very significant role in determining our sleep patterns. When our body’s circadian rhythms are disrupted, we experience various psychological and physiological effects like fatigue, irritability, etc.

      Jet lag is caused by your body struggling to reset its ‘clock’, know as the circadian rhythm. Travelling quickly across time zones means that your body struggles to adapt to the new hours of light and dark, leaving the hormones that control your circadian rhythm out of sync. This can be particularly problematic when flying East as this means you must adapt to a shorter day, something your body finds particularly hard.

      Common symptoms of jet lag may include trouble falling asleep, early waking up, interrupted sleep, headaches, fatigue, trouble in passing bowel movements and reduced appetite.

    • Do you always experience the same Jet Lag?

      We don’t always experience the same amount of jet lag. Jet lag is worse when you are travelling from West to East than East to West. According to studies, when you fly east, the time it takes for you to recover from jet lag (in days) is roughly two-thirds of the number of time zones you cross. If you cross six time zones, you should take 4 days to recover from jet lag. However, if you are flying west, the time taken to recover from jet lag (in days) is half the number of time zones you cross, which means that if you are crossing six time zones, you will recover in 3 days.

    • How does Melatonin help reduce Jet Lag?

      Melatonin is a hormone that plays a significant role in regulating bodily rhythms and is used as a drug to realign people with the difference in time zones. Melatonin (Circadin) is available from Cloud Pharmacy to fight the symptoms of jet lag and allow your body to adjust to external time. Taking melatonin close to the target bedtime at your destination (10pm to midnight), decreases jet lag.

      Melatonin is recommended for short term use if you are travelling across multiple time zones. It is advisable to take melatonin after dark on the day you travel and at the same time for a few days after arriving at your destination if you are travelling westward. If you are travelling eastward, it is recommended that you take melatonin in the evening for a few days before flying out. The time at which you take melatonin every day has to be consistent because any delay can cause disruptions in how quickly your circadian rhythms adjust with and adapt to external tim

    • Does Melatonin have any side effects?

      Melatonin’s side effects for long-term use have not been established yet. If you are on blood-thinning medication, you should seek medical advice before taking melatonin.

    • Can I treat Jet Lag with sleeping tablets or alcohol?

      Neither of these approaches are recommended. Both sleeping pills and alcohol tend to 'knock you out'. They don't produce a natural sleep and therefore will not help to change your body's natural (circadian) rhythm. They also tend to add to the 'hangover' you already feel from changing time zones and being out of sync.

  • Info Leaflet

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  • Ingredients

    Melatonin