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Review: could Melatonin cause Acne vulgaris (Acne)?

We study 2,189 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 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 2,643 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia.

Acne vulgaris

Acne vulgaris (acne- skin disease) (latest reports from 61,906 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease.

On Oct, 29, 2014: 2,189 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 14 people (0.64%) have Acne Vulgaris.

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 vulgaris42.86%57.14%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne vulgaris0.00%0.00%50.00%28.57%14.29%7.14%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Acne vulgaris when taking Melatonin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acne vulgaris0.00%50.00%50.00%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. Insomnia (4 people, 28.57%)
  2. Sleep disorder (3 people, 21.43%)
  3. Metastatic malignant melanoma (2 people, 14.29%)
  4. Hair growth abnormal (2 people, 14.29%)
  5. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (2 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Strattera (2 people, 14.29%)
  2. Abilify (2 people, 14.29%)
  3. Flaxseed oil (2 people, 14.29%)
  4. Minoxidil (2 people, 14.29%)
  5. Cogentin (2 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • Would like to know if this drug affects skin. My daughter has not had a skin problem/acne before. she has been taking Methylphenidate HCI-Douglas 10mg twice a day for a month and her face has broken out in pimples. could there be a relation to the medication?

    Reply

    Courtney on Oct, 10, 2014:

    10 months later I can say now, that when I got off the add medication my acne went away pretty much immediatly. Which is great, but left me with un medicated add. Then I started to really start figuring out my body and it's ailments. I went to a dermatologist, a gi doctor, and a allergist. Turns out all the problems, skin, stomach, everything, all stem from the fact that I'm allergic to cobalt. Cobalt is used in the blue dye coating (capsule/tablet)around the medicine itself. It's in the Popsicles, Gatorade, and various other foods that have been making me nauseous on a good day, and flu like on a bad day(in vitamin b12= multivitamins, certain energy bars! energy drinks). It's on the zippers on my clothes, the costume jewelry, belts, buttons, etc. that give me rashes, hives, acne and contact dermatitis. It's on tools, medical instruments, in paint, in everything. I've spent the last few weeks avoiding cobalt and feel much better! And now I'm trying adderal again, just in a pill that isn't blue. Hopefully it works!!!

    Reply

    mlissamarie712 on Oct, 1, 2014:

    I wash my face in the morning and in the night, drink lots of water, work out, eat healhty, no sugar, soy, wheat, and all stimulants make me break out. They cause your pores to go into overload and over produce oil! I am covered with cystic acne, that is 100% from my ritilin, vivance was even worse, I looked like I had an allergic reaction to something.

    Reply

    Courtney on Feb, 24, 2014:

    Ummm I'm 34, and no longer making progesterone, I'm far from going through puberty. I recently started taking adderal and am having the same issues. I had no zits, and now I'm covered.

    Reply

    humans are nuts on Apr, 26, 2013:

    Ummmm... are you serious??? Zits happen because of puberty and not washing your face with soap and warm water often enough. my guess is you put her on ritalin because she is an overactive teanager that cannot focus... another side effect of puberty. translation. its the hormones egad


    to the site owner. the blue box ad that appears to float and contains all the keywords and links to spam sites is i. the way of typing when using an android browser

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Bumps,black blemishes only on jawbone. Its on both sides of my face. Never had skin problems until starting this medicine.

    Reply

    maddie on Oct, 4, 2014:

    ordered oolong tea off ebay, after using it tummy was reducing but my face got thoroughly sooilt., loads of acne just kept increasing on both sides of the face, face not ok till today never had any prob before:-(
    stopped using oolong tea

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • They(pimples) just keep coming out. They will go away a little then come back like a day or two

    Reply

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