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5 HTP vs Melatonin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 15

This is personalized comparison of 5 HTP vs Melatonin for a male aged 15. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

5 htp (latest outcomes from 88 users) has active ingredients of 5 - htp. It is often used in depression.

Melatonin (latest outcomes from 2,643 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia.

On Aug, 27, 2014: 109 male patients aged 14 who take the same drugs are studied in 5 HTP vs Melatonin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

5 HTP 5 - htpnot specified
Melatonin melatoninnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 14 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
5 HTPMelatonin
HypervigilanceImpulsive Behaviour
Anion Gap Increased
Multiple Drug Overdose
Condition Aggravated
Perirectal Abscess
Anal Fistula
Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
Electrocardiogram Qt Interval Abnormal

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
5 HTPMelatonin
Anion Gap Increased
Impulsive Behaviour
Low Blood Pressure (abnormally low blood pressure)
Mental Impairment (a condition affecting the body, perhaps through sight or hearing loss, a mobility difficulty or a health condition)
Ammonia Abnormal
Urinary Incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination)
Gynecomastia (enlargement of the gland tissue of the male breast)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
5 HTP0.00%33.33%33.33%0.00%33.33%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, 5 Htp (5 - htp) is often used to treat depression. Melatonin (melatonin) is often used to treat insomnia. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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