Could Melatonin cause Alopecia - from FDA reports
Alopecia is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Tylenol, and have Sleep disorder . We study 8,721 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA. Among them, 125 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 Melatonin 9,295 users)
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,115 Alopecia patients).
On Nov, 17, 2016
8,721 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin.
Among them, 125 people (1.43%) have Alopecia
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Melatonin when people have Alopecia *:
- < 1 month: 28.57 %
- 1 - 6 months: 42.86 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
- 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Melatonin *:
- female: 86.67 %
- male: 13.33 %
Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Melatonin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 6.45 %
- 20-29: 6.45 %
- 30-39: 6.45 %
- 40-49: 13.98 %
- 50-59: 26.88 %
- 60+: 39.78 %
Severity of Alopecia **:
- least: 11.11 %
- moderate: 66.67 %
- severe: 11.11 %
- most severe: 11.11 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Sleep Disorder (22 people, 17.60%)
- Pain (16 people, 12.80%)
- High Blood Pressure (14 people, 11.20%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (13 people, 10.40%)
- Stress And Anxiety (11 people, 8.80%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Tylenol (21 people, 16.80%)
- Prilosec (15 people, 12.00%)
- Spiriva (12 people, 9.60%)
- Ibuprofen. (12 people, 9.60%)
- Effexor (12 people, 9.60%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (29 people, 23.20%)
- Insomnia (25 people, 20.00%)
- Fatigue (25 people, 20.00%)
- Pain (20 people, 16.00%)
- Headache (19 people, 15.20%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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