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Review: could Melatonin cause Diarrhea?





Summary: Diarrhea is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Levaquin, and have Insomnia.

We study 2,199 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 87 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Melatonin and have Diarrhea >>>

Melatonin

Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (view latest outcomes from 2,658 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.(latest reports from Diarrhea 137,983 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 2,199 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 87 people (3.96%) have Diarrhea.

Trend of Diarrhea in Melatonin reports

Time on Melatonin when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea6.67%40.00%13.33%6.67%20.00%0.00%13.33%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Melatonin * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea53.41%46.59%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Melatonin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%1.22%3.66%9.76%7.32%30.49%15.85%31.71%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Melatonin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea7.14%35.71%42.86%14.29%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Insomnia (14 people, 16.09%)
  2. Pain (10 people, 11.49%)
  3. Sleep disorder (7 people, 8.05%)
  4. Convulsion (7 people, 8.05%)
  5. Depression (6 people, 6.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levaquin (16 people, 18.39%)
  2. Vitamin d (15 people, 17.24%)
  3. Zometa (15 people, 17.24%)
  4. Peridex (14 people, 16.09%)
  5. Vitamin b-12 (13 people, 14.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can i take melatonin if i take prograf?
    (Asked by a 65 year old woman who has Middle Insomnia, and takes Melatonin)
    I take Prograf to prevent organ rejection in a liver transplant.
  • Is taking imodium a few days after taking aloe vera gel safe? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 16 year old girl who has Diarrhea, and takes Aloe Vera Gel)
    I have diarrhea from taking aloe Vera gel and I really need to get rid of it, I bought the aloe Vera gel on about Monday of this week. I have been having diarrhea from this aloe Vera gel since a day after I took it. I was wondering if it was safe to take Imodium for my diarrhea four days after i drank the aloe Vera gel.
  • Can someone on warfarin take imodium?
    (Asked by a 77 year old woman who has Diarrhea, and takes Coumadin)
    I have diarrhea and would like to know if imodium interferes with coumadin which I take every day.? Thank you
  • I have pouchitis.is there any cure for it.antibiotics do not help.is there any chance that imuran will help or something else?help please! (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 23 year old man who has Frequent Bowel Movements, Bloody Diarrhea, Paina, Grumbling Intestines, Lose Weight, and takes Ciprofloxacin, Imuran, Metronidazole)
    Since I was 16 years old I strugle with Ulcerative Colitis.Year and a half ago my colon was removed.So, now I have J-pouch and it seems that colon removement caused severe pouchitis.When I use antibiotics it seems that everything is good,but when i stop using them ,everything gets even worse.

    I tried low dose of corticosteroides,colifoam but nothing seems to be working,so I am desperate.

    Now for a two and a half months I have been using Imuran(Azathioprine).Can you tell is it going to help me, or should I try something else.

    Please!Can somebody help me?

    Thank you in advance.
  • Can melatonin cause precocious puberty
    (Asked by a 7 year old girl who has Precocious Puberty, and takes Melatonin)
    can the use of Melatonin to help kids (girls) fall asleep cause Precocious puberty?

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    (Posted by a 73 year old man who has Sleep Disorder, and takes Melatonin)
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    I was awoken--thank god!--by choking on my own saliva and almost vomiting. I was able to go back to sleep--lying on my side to avoid aspirating anything--and was awoken again several hours later while I was wetting the bed!!! Incontinence has never been an issue for me (well, not since I was 3, I imagine) and I was really shocked. Although I immediately got up to clean the bed, I was so sleepy that I got back in (on the dry side :) and slept for another 4 hours.



    Although, as I mentioned, I think it's likely that the problem was the result of an interaction with the Imitrex, which has a soporific effect, I'll stop using the melatonin to be safe!

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