General background information page on jet lag.
Natural hormone tablets
The body produces a natural hormone called melatonin the level of which goes up and down in a cycle over each day. Melatonin helps to regulate sleep and wakefulness. Boosting the amount of this hormone in the body in the evening reduces tiredness in the day and restlessness at night. Studies on the use of natural hormone for the treatment of jet lag.
Regulations prevent us from naming the prescription medication we supply for jet lag because it is licensed in the UK only as a short term treatment for insomnia, but not for jet lag. It is, however, used throughout the world to treat jet lag.
The manufacturer's patient information leaflet supplied with this medicine does not include information about the treatment of jet lag. We therefore include a separate packet insert about taking Circadin for the treatment of jet lag - see printable PDF.
Jet Lag occurs when flights cross 3 or more hours in time zones. Jet Lag tends to be worse when flying East, for example to Thailand and Asia, than when traveling West.
How to take
Take one natural hormone tablet daily in the evening on arrival at destination. Take the tablet close to the time you want to sleep, usually around 10pm in the evening local time. Use once each evening until a new sleep pattern is established. Should not be used continuously for more than five days. One prescription pack will cover four courses of treatment.
Cautions and side effects of Circadin
The treatment is unlikely to cause side effects but if taken during the day it may cause drowsiness and affect driving. Those already taking sedative medication may find the affect compounded. Other side effects include sore throat, backache, tiredness and headache. A full list can be found in the natural hormone patient information leaflet.
This jet lag treatment is not suitable for people diagnosed with liver disease, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and people already taking sedative medication and the antidepressant fluvoxamine.Buy treatment
Dr Fox supplies natural hormone tablets for jet lag on prescription – you are required to answer a short medical questionnaire before your order can be completed.
- Flynn Pharma, 2019, Circadin 2 mg: Summary of Product Characteristics, accessed 6 September 2019
How to buy natural hormone tablets online
Circadin 2mg is prescription only medicine.
To buy natural hormone tablets online you will need to complete an online consultation before you can make an order.
Once completed patients choose treatment, register details, and pay online. A doctor will review your order and issue the prescription electronically to our pharmacy. Medicine is then delivered direct to you.
|Natural hormone||30 tablets||£23.80|
|Natural hormone||60 tablets||£41.60|
Dr Fox charges a small prescription fee per order.
Dr Fox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.
Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.
If you have your own private or NHS paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).
Dr Fox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.
|Order value||Prescription fee|
|up to £10||£1.00|
|up to £20||£2.00|
|up to £40||£3.00|
UK delivery only: £2.90 per consultation via Royal Mail 24 Signed For (1-3 working days with tracking).
Parcel forwarding services are not permitted. Use only UK home or work delivery address.
Returns and refunds - unwanted items can be returned within 14 working days for a full refund.
Definitely help to overcome jet lag after a long haul flight
Helped me get to sleep after flying to Thailand.
superb service and delivery.
C. Clarke Verified
Prompt reliable service
The order process
Answer short medical questionnaire
Choose medication, register, and pay
Doctor issues prescription online
Pharmacy team post medication direct