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Review: could Melatonin cause A-fib (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?

Summary: A-fib is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter.

We study 2,225 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 18 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 2,682 Melatonin users)

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 86,681 A-fib patients)

On Jan, 29, 2015: 2,216 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 17 people (0.77%) have A-fib.

Trend of A-fib in Melatonin reports

Time on Melatonin when people have A-fib * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
A-fib50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Melatonin * :

FemaleMale
A-fib41.18%58.82%

Age of people who have A-fib when taking Melatonin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
A-fib0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%14.29%21.43%64.29%

Severity of A-fib when taking Melatonin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
A-fib0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from A-fib ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
A-fib50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (7 people, 41.18%)
  2. Sleep disorder (3 people, 17.65%)
  3. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (2 people, 11.76%)
  4. Coagulation time shortened (2 people, 11.76%)
  5. Mood altered (2 people, 11.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (7 people, 41.18%)
  2. Multaq (4 people, 23.53%)
  3. Magnesium oxide (4 people, 23.53%)
  4. Lasix (4 people, 23.53%)
  5. Marinol (3 people, 17.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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