Table 2

 Dose of melatonin prescribed

MedianRange25–75% interquartile
Starting dose (mg)2.51.0–5.02.0–3.0
Lower maintenance dose (mg)30.5–10.02.0–3.0
Higher maintenance dose (mg)62.0–20.06.0–9.0
Maximum dose used (mg)82.0–24.06.0–10.0
02.0 mg2.13.0 mg >3.0 mg
Starting dose63 (44%)70 (49%)9 (7%)
Lower maintenance dose42 (30%)69 (48%)31 (22%)
0–5 mg 6–9 mg >9 mg
Higher maintenance dose34 (24%)82 (58%)26 (18%)
Immediate release Slow release Both
Formulation of melatonin89 (68.5%)3 (2.3%)38 (29.2%)