This activity is supported by an educational grant from Nature Made Nutritional Products.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Examine the physiological role of endogenous melatonin in regulating sleep and circadian rhythm
  • Explore the use of exogenous melatonin supplements as a sleep aid, including the mechanism of action, dosing, and common adverse effects associated with melatonin supplements
  • Compare and contrast the use of melatonin supplements versus other OTC and prescription sleep aids
  • Identify the role of the pharmacist as a patient educator and patient advocate in counseling and in making clinical recommendations about melatonin supplements
FACULTY
Tammie Lee Demler, BS, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, BCPP
Clinical Associate Professor,  State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Director of Psychiatric Pharmacy, Residency Programs
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Buffalo, New York

TARGET AUDIENCE: Community pharmacists
ACTIVITY TYPE: Application
RELEASE DATE: September 15, 2020
EXPIRATION DATE: September 15, 2021
ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY: 2.0 hours
FEE: This lesson is offered for free at www.pharmacytimes.org.