Review: could Melatonin cause A-fib?


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 Fish Oil, and have Atrial fibrillation . We study 2,796 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 21 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 Melatonin 3,072 users)

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, diarrhea, arrhythmias, international normalised ratio increased (latest reports from 82,868 A-fib patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

2,796 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin.
Among them, 21 people (0.75%) have A-fib


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Melatonin cause A-fib?

Time on Melatonin when people have A-fib *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 47.62 %
  • male: 52.38 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 6.25 %
  • 30-39: 6.25 %
  • 40-49: 12.5 %
  • 50-59: 12.5 %
  • 60+: 62.5 %

Severity if A-fib when taking Melatonin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from A-fib **:

  • while on drug: 33.33 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (11 people)
  • Insomnia (5 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (3 people)
  • Health (3 people)
  • Amnesia (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fish Oil (6 people)
  • Lipitor (5 people)
  • Aspirin (5 people)
  • Multaq (4 people)
  • Baby Aspirin (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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