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Review: could Melatonin cause Alopecia (Hair loss)?

We study 2,175 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

Melatonin (latest outcomes from 2,635 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia.

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 228,629 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Sep, 28, 2014: 2,175 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 31 people (1.43%) have Alopecia.

Trend of Alopecia in Melatonin reports

Time on Melatonin when people have Alopecia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Alopecia16.67%50.00%0.00%16.67%16.67%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Melatonin * :

FemaleMale
Alopecia86.67%13.33%

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Melatonin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alopecia0.00%0.00%0.00%22.22%5.56%16.67%38.89%16.67%

Severity of Alopecia when taking Melatonin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Alopecia12.50%75.00%12.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Alopecia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Alopecia0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Sleep disorder (9 people, 29.03%)
  2. Osteoporosis (7 people, 22.58%)
  3. Muscle spasms (7 people, 22.58%)
  4. Insomnia (4 people, 12.90%)
  5. Headache (3 people, 9.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prilosec (11 people, 35.48%)
  2. Multi-vitamin (8 people, 25.81%)
  3. Clonazepam (8 people, 25.81%)
  4. Metoprolol succinate (8 people, 25.81%)
  5. Spiriva (7 people, 22.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

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    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

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