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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 2,189 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 88 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin (latest outcomes from 2,653 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia.

Trend of melatonin reports

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 515,750 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

Trend of Constipation reports

On Nov, 12, 2014: 2,189 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 90 people (4.11%) 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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