Melatonin and 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 8,226 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA. Among them, 281 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 9,329 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,633 Constipation patients).

On Feb, 02, 2017

8,226 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin.
Among them, 281 people (3.42%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Melatonin cause Constipation?

Time on Melatonin when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 50 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Melatonin *:

  • female: 71.09 %
  • male: 28.91 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Melatonin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.23 %
  • 10-19: 8.92 %
  • 20-29: 7.98 %
  • 30-39: 5.63 %
  • 40-49: 12.21 %
  • 50-59: 20.66 %
  • 60+: 40.38 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (56 people, 19.93%)
  • Sleep Disorder (55 people, 19.57%)
  • Depression (33 people, 11.74%)
  • Osteoporosis (28 people, 9.96%)
  • Insomnia (23 people, 8.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Nexium (60 people, 21.35%)
  • Ambien (49 people, 17.44%)
  • Zometa (48 people, 17.08%)
  • Lorazepam (38 people, 13.52%)
  • Tylenol (36 people, 12.81%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (89 people, 31.67%)
  • Pain (84 people, 29.89%)
  • Headache (67 people, 23.84%)
  • Nausea (64 people, 22.78%)
  • Fever (61 people, 21.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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