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Review: could Melatonin cause Cushing's syndrome?

We study 2,173 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Cushing's syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Cushing's syndrome and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin (latest outcomes from 2,624 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia.

Cushing's syndrome

Cushing's syndrome (obesity, a rounded face, increased fat) (latest reports from 5,788 patients) has been reported by people with hiv infection, asthma, psoriasis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 22, 2014: 2,170 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 2 people (0.09%) have Cushing's Syndrome. They amount to 0.03% of all the 5,784 people who have Cushing's Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Cushing's syndrome in Melatonin reports

Time on Melatonin when people have Cushing's syndrome * :

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Gender of people who have Cushing's syndrome when taking Melatonin * :

FemaleMale
Cushing's syndrome0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Cushing's syndrome when taking Melatonin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cushing's syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%

Severity of Cushing's syndrome when taking Melatonin ** :

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How people recovered from Cushing's syndrome ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Graft versus host disease (2 people, 100.00%)
  2. Immunosuppression (2 people, 100.00%)
  3. Fungal infection (2 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Budesonide (2 people, 100.00%)
  2. Prednisone tab (2 people, 100.00%)
  3. Azoles (2 people, 100.00%)
  4. Alemtuzumab (2 people, 100.00%)
  5. Tacrolimus (2 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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