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Review: could Melatonin cause Acne vulgaris?

Summary: Acne vulgaris could be caused by Melatonin, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Minoxidil, and have Sleep disorder.

We study 2,128 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Acne vulgaris. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne vulgaris and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin (latest outcomes from 2,573 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia.

Acne vulgaris

Acne vulgaris (acne- skin disease) (latest reports from 61,693 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 2,159 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 13 people (0.60%) have Acne Vulgaris. They amount to 0.02% of all the 61,849 people who have Acne Vulgaris on eHealthMe.

Trend of Acne vulgaris in Melatonin reports

Time on Melatonin when people have Acne vulgaris * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acne vulgaris100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Acne vulgaris38.46%61.54%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne vulgaris0.00%0.00%53.85%30.77%7.69%7.69%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Acne vulgaris when taking Melatonin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acne vulgaris0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Acne vulgaris ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acne vulgaris0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Sleep disorder (3 people, 23.08%)
  2. Insomnia (3 people, 23.08%)
  3. Hair growth abnormal (2 people, 15.38%)
  4. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (2 people, 15.38%)
  5. Metastatic malignant melanoma (2 people, 15.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Minoxidil (2 people, 15.38%)
  2. Lorazepam (2 people, 15.38%)
  3. Trazodone hcl (2 people, 15.38%)
  4. Cogentin (2 people, 15.38%)
  5. Strattera (2 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I have excessive sweating and cannot determine the cause. The above are drugs I take that show sweating as a side effect. Thank you for any help u can offer. AC

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

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    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Ive been on neurontin amth now. And have suffered terrible acne

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