CE: Melatonin Supplementation in Circadian Rhythm Disorders and Sleep Regulation: The Role of the Retail Pharmacist

Pharmacy Times, September 2020, Volume 88, Issue 9

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

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.