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Review: could Melatonin cause Atrial fibrillation?

We study 2,173 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 17 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin (latest outcomes from 2,624 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia.

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 389,498 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 2,170 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 18 people (0.83%) have Atrial Fibrillation. They amount to 0.00% of all the 397,562 people who have Atrial Fibrillation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in Melatonin reports

Time on Melatonin when people have Atrial fibrillation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Atrial fibrillation33.33%0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Melatonin * :

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation38.89%61.11%

Age of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Melatonin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%13.33%20.00%66.67%

Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Melatonin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Atrial fibrillation0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Atrial fibrillation50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (7 people, 38.89%)
  2. Sleep disorder (3 people, 16.67%)
  3. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (2 people, 11.11%)
  4. Amnesia (2 people, 11.11%)
  5. Fabry's disease (2 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (7 people, 38.89%)
  2. Multaq (4 people, 22.22%)
  3. Magnesium oxide (4 people, 22.22%)
  4. Lasix (4 people, 22.22%)
  5. Marinol (3 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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