The immediate-release tablets can be used by adults to "facilitate sleep onset" and improve "quality of sleep", the manufacturer said.
“Prior to this launch, licensed immediate-release melatonin was unavailable. Instead, clinicians have prescribed a variety of unlicensed products,” Colonis said.
The film-coating of the tablets can mask their taste, which may aid patient compliance, Colonis added.
The tablets have an 18-month shelf life, "which reduces the need for the medicine to be replaced regularly", it said.
The NHS price for 30 melatonin 3mg tablets is £65.00.
Melatonin 3mg film-coated tablets are available from all mainline wholesalers, including AAH, Alliance Healthcare and Phoenix Healthcare. For more information, contact Colonis on 01892 739 403 or [email protected]