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Review: could Melatonin cause Bad dreams (Nightmares)?

We study 2,187 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Bad dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Bad dreams and more.

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Melatonin (latest outcomes from 2,643 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia.

Bad dreams

Bad dreams (unpleasant dreams) (latest reports from 86,349 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, pain.

On Sep, 26, 2014: 2,175 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 9 people (0.41%) have Bad Dreams.

Trend of Bad dreams in Melatonin reports

Time on Melatonin when people have Bad dreams * :


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

Bad dreams88.89%11.11%

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

Bad dreams0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%22.22%22.22%11.11%44.44%

Severity of Bad dreams when taking Melatonin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bad dreams0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Bad dreams ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (3 people, 33.33%)
  2. Pain (3 people, 33.33%)
  3. Depression (3 people, 33.33%)
  4. Anxiety (2 people, 22.22%)
  5. Post-traumatic stress disorder (2 people, 22.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Chantix (4 people, 44.44%)
  2. Cymbalta (3 people, 33.33%)
  3. Aricept (3 people, 33.33%)
  4. Aspirin (3 people, 33.33%)
  5. Neurontin (3 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Vividdreamland on Oct, 1, 2014:

    I took a single dose 150m of diflucan yesterday and last night I had tremendously real and vivid dreams. The moment I'd fall asleep a new crazy dream would occur. Very reality based and they were going on all night. Over and over. At one point I didn't know if I was asleep or awake and had severe pain in my knee. I woke my husband and actually explained that I felt like I was in pain but it was unexplained. After about 10 min I went back to sleep and dreamt another awful dream. My knee is fine but I'm exhausted. And to be honest he's still sleeping so I'm not even sure that really happened yet. I take NO other medications. I'm 38 years old with no medical history except having given birth to two children. I'll tell ya, this should be listed as a side effect. Im feeling uneasy that I wasn't in complete control of myself. Sure, it's just weird sleep and whacky dreams but it's pretty scary. If one of my children went thru that it would really effect them mentally as they can't rationalize it like I can.


    anonymous on Feb, 11, 2014:

    For medical reference. Yes I took this medication yesterday and experienced a sleep paralysis type of nightmare where I was continually trying to wake up, but when I tried to fall back asleep I was being dragged away by black entities. As an adult I could rationalise this as a medical side-effect, but this would have been terrifying if I was a child. This should be listed quite clearly as a side effect of the active ingredient Fluconazole.


    NMK on Jun, 15, 2012:

    I took Diflucan yesterday for my vaginal yeast infection. I suffered intense nightmares throughout the night. Even when I woke up and was half asleep, trying to go back to bed, every time I close my eyes I would hear weird noises and feel like someone is talking to me and touching me, at one point I felt someone crawling into my bed and trying to suffocate me. And when I finally slept I woke up because of another nightmare. It was horrible and continued all night. Couldn't get sleep at all.


    Britt on Oct, 16, 2012:

    I am female. Age 23. Took the single dose pill for Yeast infection & had extremely vivid nightmares all night non stop & they were Very vivid/realistic in nature. Almoat as soon as I closed my eyes, they would begin & I woke up many times in a sweet with my heart racing.
    Has any1 noticed a possible drug interaction with the type of anti-biotic they used prior (hence the reason you got a yeast infect. in 1st place)?
    I was one Augmenton for ear infection.
    POssible OTHER DRUG INTERACTIONS: (things I am on)
    Adderrall XR -for ADHD
    Lex-a-pro-for ANXIETY
    Fioricet-for headache associated with the ear infection.

    Please let me know if any 1 else is taking any of the same other meds, who had this night-mare reaction.

    Trying to figure out if this was and inter-reaction or just a reaction to diflucan alone.

    Thanks everone.


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