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Review: could Melatonin cause Acne vulgaris (Acne)?

Summary: Acne vulgaris is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Strattera, and have Insomnia.

We study 2,205 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 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 2,673 Melatonin users)

Acne vulgaris

Acne vulgaris (acne- skin disease) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease. (latest reports from 30,170 Acne vulgaris patients)

On Dec, 31, 2014: 2,205 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 16 people (0.73%) 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 vulgaris75.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Acne vulgaris50.00%50.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne vulgaris0.00%0.00%43.75%25.00%25.00%6.25%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Acne vulgaris when taking Melatonin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acne vulgaris0.00%50.00%25.00%25.00%

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 (6 people, 37.50%)
  2. Sleep disorder (3 people, 18.75%)
  3. Metastatic malignant melanoma (2 people, 12.50%)
  4. Hair growth abnormal (2 people, 12.50%)
  5. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (2 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Strattera (2 people, 12.50%)
  2. Abilify (2 people, 12.50%)
  3. Flaxseed oil (2 people, 12.50%)
  4. Minoxidil (2 people, 12.50%)
  5. Cogentin (2 people, 12.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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