Review: could Melatonin cause Bad dreams?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 4.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 2,144 people who take Melatonin. Among them, 9 have Bad dreams. See who they are, when they have Bad dreams and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Melatonin (latest outcomes from 2,545 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Melatonin include fatigue, pain, pain exacerbated, fatigue aggravated, nausea aggravated.
Bad dreams (unpleasant dreams) (latest reports from 81,893 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, pain.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 1,847 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 9 people (0.49%) have Bad Dreams.
Time on Melatonin when people have Bad dreams * :
Gender of people who have Bad dreams when taking Melatonin * :
|Bad dreams||88.89%||11.11% |
Age of people who have Bad dreams when taking Melatonin * :
|Bad dreams||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||22.22%||22.22%||11.11%||44.44% |
Severity of Bad dreams when taking Melatonin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Bad dreams||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
How people recovered from Bad dreams ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Smoking cessation therapy (3 people, 33.33%)
- Pain (3 people, 33.33%)
- Depression (3 people, 33.33%)
- Nightmare (2 people, 22.22%)
- Anxiety (2 people, 22.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Chantix (4 people, 44.44%)
- Cymbalta (3 people, 33.33%)
- Aricept (3 people, 33.33%)
- Aspirin (3 people, 33.33%)
- Neurontin (3 people, 33.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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When I take melatonin at night to help me sleep, or any sleep inducing medication, it makes my heart race.
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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
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.
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