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Review: could Melatonin cause Cushing's syndrome?

We study 2,159 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 2,611 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 5,776 patients) has been reported by people with hiv infection, asthma, psoriasis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis.

On Jul, 22, 2014: 2,159 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 5,776 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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    MSwitch on May, 27, 2014:

    "From this study (3 weeks ago):

    i would like to know if i can take this suppliment to try and help me sleep as altrnative to amitriptyline"

    Ginkgo Biloba is primarily used for enhancing memory and cognitive functions in adults. It is speculated to be affective in the treatment of Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Schizophrenia.

    I would suspect it would have an opposite effect in helping you sleep, though

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