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December 2015

Monograph Update: Melatonin Reduces Endometriosis Pain

Clinical research suggests that taking 10 mg of melatonin daily for 8 weeks reduces pain by about 40% and painkiller use by 46% in women with the painful uterus disorder called endometriosis. It also appears to reduce pain during menstruation and while going to the bathroom.

Review our recently updated melatonin monograph for all of the latest information on effectiveness, safety, and interactions.

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