Review: could Melatonin cause Aggression?


Summary

Aggression is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are male, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Flonase, and have Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder . We study 2,796 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Aggression. Find out below who they are, when they have Aggression and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Melatonin 3,072 users)

Aggression

Aggression has been reported by people with agitation, weakness, drowsiness, depressed level of consciousness, sedation (latest reports from 28,083 Aggression patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

2,796 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin.
Among them, 40 people (1.43%) have Aggression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Melatonin cause Aggression?

Time on Melatonin when people have Aggression *:

  • < 1 month: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 46.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 23.08 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.38 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Aggression when taking Melatonin *:

  • female: 28.95 %
  • male: 71.05 %

Age of people who have Aggression when taking Melatonin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 16.67 %
  • 10-19: 61.11 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.78 %
  • 40-49: 8.33 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 11.11 %

Severity if Aggression when taking Melatonin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 80 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Aggression **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (10 people)
  • Insomnia (7 people)
  • Migraine (5 people)
  • Headache (5 people)
  • Anxiety In Children (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Flonase (7 people)
  • Ativan (6 people)
  • Zithromax (5 people)
  • Tannic Acid (5 people)
  • Risperidone (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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