Review: could Melatonin cause Diarrhea?
Summary: Diarrhea could be caused by Melatonin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Levaquin, and have Insomnia.
We study 2,128 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 83 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.
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Melatonin (latest outcomes from 2,573 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Melatonin include fatigue, pain, pain exacerbated, fatigue aggravated, nausea.
Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,091,596 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 2,159 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 83 people (3.84%) have Diarrhea. They amount to 0.01% of all the 1,087,136 people who have Diarrhea on eHealthMe.
Time on Melatonin when people have Diarrhea * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Melatonin * :
Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Melatonin * :
Severity of Diarrhea when taking Melatonin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Insomnia (12 people, 14.46%)
- Pain (9 people, 10.84%)
- Sleep disorder (7 people, 8.43%)
- Convulsion (7 people, 8.43%)
- Hypertension (6 people, 7.23%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Levaquin (16 people, 19.28%)
- Zometa (15 people, 18.07%)
- Vitamin d (15 people, 18.07%)
- Peridex (14 people, 16.87%)
- Multi-vitamins (13 people, 15.66%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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