First let me say that i am not against Melatonin, I do include some quit serious allogations in this post, but they ARE NOT my veiws. Fran if this is not a suitable post, please delete it for me, i do not want to discourage anyone from somthing that is helpfull to themselves or their difficult children. Does anybody have Melatonin prescribed directly by their doctor and if so which brand is it. The reason i ask is because i have brought up the possibility of using Melatonin for difficult child boy several times with his psychiatric. She is very against its use for several reasons, i do however think it is worth a try. PYCHS REASONS AGAINST MELATONIN First being that it is not fully tested and not covered by the usual strict quality controls of regestered medications. She cited several random surveys that have tested a variety of brands and found some of the tablets to contain either considerably more or less, Melatonin, than stated on the packet. Second being that there have been some questions as to the long term effects of its use on fertility? not somthing i was able to find anything about on the net. Third being that it comes in two forms. First the synthetic kind. Second the animal based kind. She stated there have been several problems recorded in transmition of deseases of animal based hormones. Also syntheticly produced hormones have been found to be unsafe in the past as well. Fourth. She doesnt want to give my difficult child more than one medication at a time, of any sort. (geuss she would hate paracetamol and nurafen combos, for fever) I ran several searches on the net and found a good deal of info on the drug. I noticed also that sites that used to recomend it for nightly use are now suggesting it only be used occasionally and at lower doses. Including Dr weils site, he now suggests it only be used occasionally for help with sleep. I am aware of several cases where comon vitamin supliments have been tested and found to be either too high or low in content. This being the case i am not prepaired to just try the cheepest and hope, hence asking which brand doctors seem to prefer. I really do not mean to put anyone off and am not convinced of all the points my doctor made either. She is a very cautious psychiatric, possibly over cautious in my veiw.