Review: could Melatonin cause Anxiety?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.7/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 2,144 people who take Melatonin. Among them, 144 have Anxiety. See who they are, when they have Anxiety and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Melatonin (latest outcomes from 2,545 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Melatonin include fatigue, pain, pain exacerbated, fatigue aggravated, nausea aggravated.
Anxiety (latest reports from 1,276,350 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, multiple sclerosis, pain.
On Feb, 20, 2014: 1,847 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 129 people (6.98%) have Anxiety.
Time on Melatonin when people have Anxiety * :
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Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Melatonin * :
Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Melatonin * :
Severity of Anxiety when taking Melatonin ** :
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How people recovered from Anxiety ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (34 people, 26.36%)
- Anxiety (31 people, 24.03%)
- Depression (25 people, 19.38%)
- Sleep disorder (15 people, 11.63%)
- Prophylaxis (13 people, 10.08%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (70 people, 54.26%)
- Tamoxifen citrate (41 people, 31.78%)
- Zithromax (36 people, 27.91%)
- Celebrex (35 people, 27.13%)
- Ambien (34 people, 26.36%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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