Review: could Melatonin cause Alopecia (Hair loss)?
Summary: Alopecia is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prilosec, and have Sleep disorder.
We study 2,199 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.
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Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (view latest outcomes from 2,658 users)
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.(latest reports from Alopecia 41,550 patients)
On Dec, 8, 2014: 2,199 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 31 people (1.41%) have Alopecia.
Time on Melatonin when people have Alopecia * :
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Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Melatonin * :
Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Melatonin * :
Severity of Alopecia when taking Melatonin ** :
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How people recovered from Alopecia ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Sleep disorder (9 people, 29.03%)
- Osteoporosis (7 people, 22.58%)
- Muscle spasms (7 people, 22.58%)
- Insomnia (4 people, 12.90%)
- Headache (3 people, 9.68%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prilosec (11 people, 35.48%)
- Multi-vitamin (8 people, 25.81%)
- Clonazepam (8 people, 25.81%)
- Metoprolol succinate (8 people, 25.81%)
- Spiriva (7 people, 22.58%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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