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 2,228 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 2,687 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 42,734 Alopecia patients)
On Mar, 27, 2015: 2,225 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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of drug interactions between Depo-medrol, Ibuprofen, Prednisolone, Zorvolex, Esomeprazole Sodium, Tramadol, Zolpidem, Diazepam, Midazolam Hydrochloride, Fluoxetine Hydrochloride for a 40-year old woman with Orthopedic Pain - Articular Infiltration, Orthopedic Pain, Gastric Ph, Insomnia, Depression. The patient has Hair Loss, Eosinophilic Pustular Foliculitis, Caries, Presbyopia
- A study of drug interactions between Trazodone Hydrochloride, Skelaxin, Ultram, Lyrica, Cymbalta for a 54-year old woman with Sleep Disorder, Back Pain, Fibromyalgia. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of drug interactions between Melatonin, Levothyroxine Sodium, Cilostazol, Bystolic, Cialis for a 67-year old man with Help With Sleep, Growth Hormone Deficiency, Pvd, Hbp, Bph. The patient has Nosebleed
- A study of side effects of Zoloft for a 55-year old woman with PTSD. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Brilinta for a 61-year old woman with Vascular Graft Occlusion. The patient has Hair Loss
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