Could Melatonin cause Aggression - from FDA reports


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 Keppra, and have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . We study 8,226 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA. Among them, 96 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 9,306 users)

Aggression

Aggression has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (latest reports from 38,463 Aggression patients).

On Jan, 01, 2017

8,226 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin.
Among them, 96 people (1.17%) have Aggression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Melatonin cause Aggression?

Time on Melatonin when people have Aggression *:

  • < 1 month: 27.27 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 45.45 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 27.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Aggression when taking Melatonin *:

  • female: 34.07 %
  • male: 65.93 %

Age of people who have Aggression when taking Melatonin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 28.95 %
  • 10-19: 42.11 %
  • 20-29: 5.26 %
  • 30-39: 1.32 %
  • 40-49: 7.89 %
  • 50-59: 2.63 %
  • 60+: 11.84 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (22 people, 22.92%)
  • Insomnia (18 people, 18.75%)
  • Sleep Disorder (10 people, 10.42%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (7 people, 7.29%)
  • Depression (7 people, 7.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Strattera (8 people, 8.33%)
  • Keppra (8 people, 8.33%)
  • Zoloft (7 people, 7.29%)
  • Flonase (7 people, 7.29%)
  • Fish Oil (7 people, 7.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Abnormal Behaviour (23 people, 23.96%)
  • Insomnia (19 people, 19.79%)
  • Agitation (17 people, 17.71%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (16 people, 16.67%)
  • Irritability (15 people, 15.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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