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mixing painkillers and melatonin EpicThunderCat! 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
1st Jul '12

Does anyone know if I can mix vicodin with melatonin?



I have to take vicodin for pain sometimes because of how severe my period cramps are(over the counter stuff does NOT work) and I have been starting my period in my sleep lately... If I take melatonin now and wake up needed pain medicine can I take vidocin if the melatonin is still in effect?



basically can I mix vicodin and melatonin? I obviously cannot get a hold of my doctor at this time.

Nicola =) 1 child; Huntsville, Alabama 2783 posts
1st Jul '12

Honestly I am not sure if you can, per say.



I used to take one melatonin with my Loratab after a few of my ankle surgeries. Pain killers tend to keep me wide awake. So I would take one with it to help me sleep. I never had a problem. But that is just my experience... not medical advice, lol.

EpicThunderCat! 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
1st Jul '12
Quoting Nicola =):" Honestly I am not sure if you can, per say. I used to take one melatonin with my Loratab after a few ... [snip!] ... So I would take one with it to help me sleep. I never had a problem. But that is just my experience... not medical advice, lol."


I know. I feel like its safe since its a hormone released in the brain and is unassociated with pain medicine. I am just weird about mixing things but need them both. Ugh lol.



I should call a pharmacy maybe. Thanks so much for the experience! I am sure its safe :]

Mrs Mia Wallace 33 kids; Georgia 2858 posts
1st Jul '12

It's safe. I do it when I run outta my sleeping pills. It might make you more drowsy than usual but you'll be okay.
I would take some Benadryl instead of Melatonin. That crap gives me nightmares.
In addition to having the ability to induce drowsiness in its own, diphenphdramine is also able to potentiate the effects of opioids like Vicodon, particularly their depressent effects, so you definitely shouldn't have no trouble sleeping on this combination. lol!

Ronnie RadKat 3 kids; Arizona 21153 posts
1st Jul '12

Yes. When I got my b**bs done the Dr suggested I take melatonin with my pain meds.

EpicThunderCat! 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
1st Jul '12

Thanks ladies! It doesnt give me nightmares unless i am anxious before i fall asleep and it helps me wake up more refreshed in the morning.. Or else i want to sleep like 9-12 hours(oregon is constantly cloudy and i think I have SAD) It helps me not be groggy but mine is mixed with valarian root too and some vitamins to help with healing the body. Its a bit fancier but i am sure i am ok. I may not even start my period anyway :) Thanks again!!