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 2,234 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 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. (latest outcomes from 2,696 Melatonin 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 42,762 Alopecia patients)
On Apr, 27, 2015: 2,228 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 32 people (1.44%) have Alopecia.
Time on Melatonin when people have Alopecia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Melatonin * :
Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Melatonin * :
Severity of Alopecia when taking Melatonin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Alopecia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Sleep disorder (9 people, 28.12%)
- Osteoporosis (7 people, 21.88%)
- Muscle spasms (7 people, 21.88%)
- Insomnia (4 people, 12.50%)
- Pain (3 people, 9.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prilosec (11 people, 34.38%)
- Clonazepam (8 people, 25.00%)
- Multi-vitamin (8 people, 25.00%)
- Metoprolol succinate (8 people, 25.00%)
- Metronidazole (7 people, 21.88%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 months ago):
Not sure how this works. I listed the medications I use. Past few years I have had lots of hair loss and more hair loss when I started taking simvastatin.
From this study (1 year ago):
From this study (1 year ago):
Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.
help on Apr, 9, 2014:
hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?
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