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Review: could Melatonin cause Constipation?





Summary: Constipation 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 Nexium, and have Pain.

We study 2,199 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 90 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Melatonin and have Constipation >>>

Melatonin

Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (view latest outcomes from 2,658 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Constipation 80,049 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 2,199 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 90 people (4.09%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Melatonin reports

Time on Melatonin when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation25.00%25.00%8.33%16.67%25.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Melatonin * :

FemaleMale
Constipation72.73%27.27%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Melatonin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%1.30%5.19%12.99%5.19%19.48%14.29%41.56%

Severity of Constipation when taking Melatonin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%41.67%50.00%8.33%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%12.50%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (36 people, 40.00%)
  2. Depression (17 people, 18.89%)
  3. Osteoporosis (16 people, 17.78%)
  4. Anxiety (13 people, 14.44%)
  5. Sleep disorder (13 people, 14.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nexium (37 people, 41.11%)
  2. Zometa (35 people, 38.89%)
  3. Lorazepam (34 people, 37.78%)
  4. Ambien (30 people, 33.33%)
  5. Cymbalta (26 people, 28.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Have been using this product for about a week to 10 days. I have suddenly developed constipation. Are they related? and how long does this last.

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