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Extemporaneously prepared, alcohol-free, 1-mg/mL suspensions of melatonin
in a 1:1 mixture of Ora-Plus and either Ora Sweet or Ora Sweet SF were stable
for at least 90 days when stored amber plastic bottles at room temperature.
3 mg tablets were used in the study; in New Zealand, Country Life
brand 3 mg tablets appear to make an acceptable suspension.
Note: an in use expiry date of 30 days is recommended.
Johnson CE, Cober MP, Thome T, Rouse E. Stability of an extemporaneous alcohol-free melatonin suspension. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2011 Mar 1;68(5):420-3. doi: 10.2146/ajhp100274 [PubMed]
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