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Review: could Melatonin cause Atrial fibrillation?

Summary: Atrial fibrillation could be caused by Melatonin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Aspirin, and have Atrial fibrillation.

We study 2,128 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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On Apr, 11, 2014: 2,159 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 382,841 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. Convulsion (2 people, 11.11%)
  5. Coagulation time shortened (2 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

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

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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