Review: could Melatonin cause Acne vulgaris?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 2,144 people who take Melatonin. Among them, 13 have Acne vulgaris. See who they are, when they have Acne vulgaris and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Melatonin (latest outcomes from 2,545 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Melatonin include fatigue, pain, pain exacerbated, fatigue aggravated, nausea aggravated.
Acne vulgaris (acne- skin disease) (latest reports from 62,459 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease.
On Feb, 21, 2014: 1,847 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 11 people (0.60%) have Acne Vulgaris.
Time on Melatonin when people have Acne vulgaris * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Acne vulgaris||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Acne vulgaris when taking Melatonin * :
|Acne vulgaris||45.45%||54.55% |
Age of people who have Acne vulgaris when taking Melatonin * :
|Acne vulgaris||0.00%||0.00%||45.45%||36.36%||9.09%||9.09%||0.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Acne vulgaris when taking Melatonin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Acne vulgaris||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Acne vulgaris ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Acne vulgaris||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Insomnia (3 people, 27.27%)
- Sleep disorder (3 people, 27.27%)
- Hair growth abnormal (2 people, 18.18%)
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (2 people, 18.18%)
- Growth hormone deficiency (1 people, 9.09%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Abilify (2 people, 18.18%)
- Strattera (2 people, 18.18%)
- Trazodone hcl (2 people, 18.18%)
- Cogentin (2 people, 18.18%)
- Minoxidil (2 people, 18.18%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Ive been suffering from acne and i just had blood work done and I have High Vitamin D and High liver enzymes
From this study (2 weeks 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?
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.
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
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From this study (2 weeks ago):
When I take melatonin at night to help me sleep, or any sleep inducing medication, it makes my heart race.
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