Message Number: YG4274 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-06-03 15:21:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Melatonin query, question for Dr Murray or anybody

Melatonin is available here in the U.S. in just about any health food
store. It is not a prescription drug. Lupron is a brand name for
leuprolide acetate. I don't know if there are any other brands or
generic versions.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Ulrike" <ferretlove@n...> wrote:
> Hi Mike
> Thank you for your reply. In the meantime I had a really good idea
> searched the archives! ;-) Saw an article that Dr Murray had
> <<I believe you can get melatonin in just about any health food
store. I'm
> sure they have those even in Germany! I couldn't say whether or
not Lupron
> is available across the pond, but it seems likely it is.>>
> Melatonin is not available in Germany or here in the UK... America
> even ship Melatonin to Germany... The lady I'm writing to has
tried getting
> Melatonin but couldn't even get it from America... It may be
available as a
> prescription only medicine but I'm not sure, I don't think you can
get it at
> all... I was wondering, what is the generic name of Lupron? Or is
it just
> known as Lupron? Maybe if the drug has a generic name, it may be
known in
> Germany or here but maybe it's not called Lupron over here?
> Now a question for Dr Murray as he posted an article about
Melatonin at the
> end of March...
> <<They also followed the blood hormone levels and ultrasounded the
> glands to monitor the size of the adrenal glands. The hormones were
> reduced for the first several months, but with time they started to
go back
> up.>>
> Okay, so Melatonin reduces the hormones for sort of 4 months and
then the
> hormones go back up... What do you do when the hormones go up and
> come back? Can you increase the dosage of melatonin?
> Best wishes from
> Ulrike
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