Jet lag medication (melatonin)

Treatment in 3 easy steps

Have a consultation with your pharmacist and receive your melatonin medication. Your pharmacist will advise you on how to take it.

Choose an appointment

Use our easy calendar to book an appointment.


Visit your local pharmacist for a consultation.


Receive your tablets provided by your pharmacist.

How to prevent jet lag

Melatonin is one of the main hormones involved in making you sleep and has been shown to effectively shift the circadian clock, especially when travelling east. Most doctors do not recommend sleeping tablets for jet lag as they mask rather than treat the symptoms.

Melatonin is not available on the NHS but your pharmacist may be able to offer you treatment privately. They will usually offer you 10 tablets to be taken over five days but the cost and length of treatment may vary based on the length of your trip.

Find out the your risk of jetlag

Have a consultation

Receive melatonin tablets

Take tablets as prescribed

Take measures to adjust your body clock

Planning a long haul flight? See a pharmacist today

"Jet lag is very common among people who are travelling long distances. Whilst it can be inconveniencing and frustrating, it is a short-term condition which improves as your body adjusts to the new time zone."

Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE

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