Review: could Melatonin cause Bad Dreams?


Summary

Bad dreams 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 Clonidine, and have Depression . We study 4,124 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Bad dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Bad dreams and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Melatonin 4,547 users)

Bad Dreams

Bad dreams has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, drug ineffective, feeling abnormal, suicidal ideation, abnormal dreams (latest reports from 16,125 Bad dreams patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

4,124 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin.
Among them, 20 people (0.48%) have Bad Dreams


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Melatonin cause Bad dreams?

Time on Melatonin when people have Bad Dreams *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Bad Dreams when taking Melatonin *:

  • female: 90 %
  • male: 10 %

Age of people who have Bad Dreams when taking Melatonin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 5.56 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 16.67 %
  • 40-49: 11.11 %
  • 50-59: 5.56 %
  • 60+: 61.11 %

Severity if Bad Dreams when taking Melatonin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

How people recovered from Bad Dreams **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (15 people)
  • Sleepy (8 people)
  • Tearfulness (3 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (3 people)
  • Pain (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nortriptyline Hydrochloride (8 people)
  • Lisinopril (8 people)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (8 people)
  • Clonidine (8 people)
  • Xanax (6 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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