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 2,228 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 91 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.
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Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 2,693 Melatonin users)
Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,475 Constipation patients)
On Apr, 12, 2015: 2,228 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 91 people (4.08%) have Constipation.
Time on Melatonin when people have Constipation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Melatonin * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Melatonin * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Melatonin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Constipation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (36 people, 39.56%)
- Depression (18 people, 19.78%)
- Osteoporosis (16 people, 17.58%)
- Sleep disorder (13 people, 14.29%)
- Anxiety (13 people, 14.29%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Nexium (37 people, 40.66%)
- Zometa (35 people, 38.46%)
- Lorazepam (34 people, 37.36%)
- Ambien (30 people, 32.97%)
- Cymbalta (26 people, 28.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- A study of drug interactions between Melatonin, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Keppra for a 19-year old boy with Sleep Disorder, Hyperactivity, Seizure - Grand Mal. The patient has Insomnia, Hyperactivity, Erythromelalgia
- A study of drug interactions between Toprol-xl, Melatonin for a 54-year old woman with Tachycardia, Insomnia. The patient has Loose Stools
- A study of drug interactions between Omeprazole, Zopiclone, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Bisacodyl, Sertraline, Gabapentin, Morphine, Morphine Sulfate for a 42-year old woman with Ulcer - Stomach, Insomnia, Fibromyalgia, Constipation, Depression, Degenerative Joint Disease. The patient has Confusion, Blurred Vision, Constipation, Toothaches, Tooth Decay, Depression, Dizziness Exertional, Muscular Weakness, Itching, Eczema Exacerbated, Neck Pain, Headache, Tooth Loss, Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping, Loss Of Sensation, Numbness And Tingling, Paresthesias, Sensory Loss, Tingling And Numbness, Fatigue - Chronic, Weight Gain, Food Hoarding, Food Craving, Abdominal Bloating, Ocular Migraine, Stomach Pain, Bedwetting
- A study of side effects of Melatonin for a 15-year old boy with Sleep Apnoea Syndrome.
- A study of side effects of Meloxicam for a 61-year old woman with Arthritis. The patient has Constipation
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