Could Melatonin cause Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Nexium, and have Pain . We study 8,727 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA. Among them, 289 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Melatonin 9,295 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,352 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 29, 2016

8,727 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin.
Among them, 289 people (3.31%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Melatonin cause Constipation?

Time on Melatonin when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 31.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.75 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 12.5 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Melatonin *:

  • female: 72.35 %
  • male: 27.65 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Melatonin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.93 %
  • 10-19: 8.07 %
  • 20-29: 8.97 %
  • 30-39: 6.28 %
  • 40-49: 13.0 %
  • 50-59: 19.73 %
  • 60+: 39.01 %

Severity of Constipation **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 46.15 %
  • severe: 46.15 %
  • most severe: 7.69 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium (60 people, 20.76%)
  • Ambien (49 people, 16.96%)
  • Zometa (48 people, 16.61%)
  • Lorazepam (39 people, 13.49%)
  • Xanax (36 people, 12.46%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (60 people, 20.76%)
  • Sleep Disorder (57 people, 19.72%)
  • Depression (35 people, 12.11%)
  • Osteoporosis (28 people, 9.69%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (26 people, 9.00%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Fatigue (88 people, 30.45%)
  • Pain (84 people, 29.07%)
  • Headache (67 people, 23.18%)
  • Nausea (64 people, 22.15%)
  • Fever (61 people, 21.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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