CIRCADIN Use & Benefits

CIRCADIN is a prolonged release melatonin tablet for the short-term treatment of primary insomnia*, characterised by poor quality of sleep, in adults aged 55 years or over.

*Primary insomnia is insomnia without an underlying medical cause or any other clear cause

CIRCADIN can help with  sleep problems:

Sleep and ageing

Sleep and ageing

As we age, our bodies may make less and less melatonin (the hormone that facilitates sleep onset and good sleep quality) which can eventually make us feel that our sleep is restless, light or of poor quality.

Sleep and ageing
Improving sleep quality

Improving sleep quality

By mimicking the natural release of the body’s melatonin, CIRCADIN may help improve sleep quality, which is an essential component of restorative sleep.

Improving sleep quality
Improving daytime functioning

Improving daytime functioning

Melatonin plays a central role in the body’s sleep-wake cycle – promoting healthy sleep and helping to set our natural circadian rhythm. CIRCADIN will supplement the natural decline in melatonin that happens as we age, allowing you to have good quality sleep.

Improving daytime functioning

CIRCADIN vs traditional sleeping pills

Some types of prescription sleep medications are designed to help you get to sleep so they only work for a few hours.

Other types of sleeping pills may be able to provide you with sleep, but they can also have a downside such as:
  • Waking up feeling drowsy or groggy
  • They may increase the risk of having a fall or an accident
  • Dependency may develop with some types of sleeping pills
  • There may be withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking them
  • Some can affect your memory or make it harder to focus during the day
CIRCADIN vs traditional sleeping pills
CIRCADIN vs traditional sleeping pills
CIRCADIN doesn’t work like traditional sleeping pills

CIRCADIN Sleep Tracker

A free tool intended to help you understand your sleep and lifestyle habits that influence sleep quality.

This easy to use app helps track your sleep data in a private and tailored way. Get valuable insights into your sleep patterns to help improve your sleep.


What’s the best time to take CIRCADIN?

Circadin is best taken after eating and 1 to 2 hours before your selected bedtime. Ideally, it should be taken at approximately the same time each day.

How is CIRCADIN different from other Melatonin tablets?

Circadin has a specific, prolonged release formulation which means the melatonin is slowly released over the course of 8 to 10 hours and mimics the body’s natural pattern of melatonin release.1

Circadin is a pharmaceutical grade melatonin product – which means it has been carefully assessed for quality, efficacy and consistency, and has been approved for use in Australia.

Do I need a prescription to buy CIRCADIN?

It depends. A 3-week supply of Circadin can be obtained without a prescription for people aged 55 or older. However, you will need to talk to your pharmacist first so they can decide if it’s right for you. Otherwise, you should speak to your doctor.

How long will CIRCADIN take to work?

The sleep promoting effect of Circadin will take place from 1 to 2 hours after taking a tablet.

For the best effect, take Circadin as directed. (Circadin should be used regularly at the same time each day, after food and 1 to 2 hours before you go to bed). To approach your sleep issues holistically, we recommend you also follow good sleep hygiene practices.

Always speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.

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Sleep Resources Circadin

Sleep Resources

Good sleep habits and lifestyle changes should always be tried first to improve sleep.

Sleep problems

Sleep problems

Everyone struggles with sleep occasionally, but if it keeps happening then seeking advice is the healthy thing to do.

Make more of every day.

Sleep better and live better with CIRCADIN.¥
Make more of every day Circadin
Sleep better and live better with CIRCADIN

¥Wade AG, et al. Curr Med Res Opin. 2007; 23(10):2597-2605; supported by Neurim.

  1. Zisapel N. Open Neuroendocrinology J. 2010;3:85-95.
  2. Wade AG, et al. Curr Med Res Opin. 2007;23(10):2597-2605. Funded by Neurim Pharmaceuticals, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  3. Lemoine P, et al. J Sleep Res. 2007;16:372-380. Sponsored by Neurim Pharmaceuticals, Tel Aviv, Israel.


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