Melatonin (excluding 2mg MR tablet preparation)

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Brand Name(s):Slenyto Melatonin liquid

Indication:Sleep disorders (paediatrics) or other unlicensed indications

Rationale:1,2

Considered:Nov-08

Review Date:Nov-24

Comments:
Slenyto is licensed for Insomnia in children and adolescents aged 2-18 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and / or Smith-Magenis syndrome, where sleep hygiene measures have been insufficient ………………………… NG42
Cerebral palsy in under 25s: assessment and management
Feb 2016
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Melatonin is unlicensed for use in paediatric sleep disorders.
Forms of melatonin other than the 2mg MR tablet are excluded from the Shared Care Protocol for paediatric use. Prescribing responsibility should remain with the Specialist service.