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Review: could Melatonin cause Bad dreams?

Summary: Bad dreams could be caused by Melatonin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Chantix, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 2,128 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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On Apr, 14, 2014: 2,128 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 9 people (0.42%) have Bad Dreams. They amount to 0.01% of all the 83,178 people who have Bad Dreams on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bad dreams in Melatonin reports

Time on Melatonin when people have Bad dreams * :

n/a

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

FemaleMale
Bad dreams88.89%11.11%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
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 ** :

n/a

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. Nightmare (2 people, 22.22%)
  5. Anxiety (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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