Review: could Melatonin cause Acne Vulgaris?


Summary

Acne vulgaris is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Dexamethasone, and have Insomnia . We study 4,124 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Acne vulgaris. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne vulgaris and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Melatonin 4,179 users)

Acne Vulgaris

Acne vulgaris (acne- skin disease) has been reported by people with ulcerative colitis, pain, crohn's disease, intestinal haemorrhage, colitis (latest reports from 32,638 Acne vulgaris patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

4,124 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin.
Among them, 19 people (0.46%) have Acne Vulgaris


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Melatonin cause Acne vulgaris?

Time on Melatonin when people have Acne Vulgaris *:

  • < 1 month: 60 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Acne Vulgaris when taking Melatonin *:

  • female: 52.63 %
  • male: 47.37 %

Age of people who have Acne Vulgaris when taking Melatonin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 35.29 %
  • 20-29: 29.41 %
  • 30-39: 29.41 %
  • 40-49: 5.88 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Acne Vulgaris when taking Melatonin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 40 %
  • most severe: 20 %

How people recovered from Acne Vulgaris **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Insomnia (8 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (3 people)
  • Weight Loss (2 people)
  • Metastatic Malignant Melanoma (2 people)
  • Antioxidant Therapy (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Singulair (3 people)
  • Lorazepam (3 people)
  • Dexamethasone (3 people)
  • Thyroid Hormone Therpay (2 people)
  • Alprazolam (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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