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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.

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What are the drugs

5 htp (latest outcomes from 85 users) has active ingredients of 5 - htp. It is often used in depression.

Melatonin (latest outcomes from 2,611 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia.

On May, 28, 2014: 107 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
Male14Sleeplessness

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
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
Impulsive Behaviour
Anion Gap Increased
Multiple Drug Overdose
Condition Aggravated
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)
Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
Anal Fistula
Perirectal Abscess
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)
Depression
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%0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%
Melatonin0.00%13.89%19.44%44.44%22.22%

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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.

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