Could Melatonin cause Diarrhea - from FDA reports


Summary

Diarrhea 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 Vitamin D, and have Sleep disorder . We study 8,226 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA. Among them, 485 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Melatonin 9,306 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,575 Diarrhea patients).

On Dec, 19, 2016

8,226 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin.
Among them, 485 people (5.9%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Melatonin cause Diarrhea?

Time on Melatonin when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 40 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Melatonin *:

  • female: 68.08 %
  • male: 31.92 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Melatonin *:

  • 0-1: 0.25 %
  • 2-9: 4.02 %
  • 10-19: 3.52 %
  • 20-29: 5.28 %
  • 30-39: 6.53 %
  • 40-49: 14.57 %
  • 50-59: 21.11 %
  • 60+: 44.72 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sleep Disorder (46 people, 9.48%)
  • Insomnia (43 people, 8.87%)
  • High Blood Pressure (37 people, 7.63%)
  • Pain (35 people, 7.22%)
  • Depression (35 people, 7.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (61 people, 12.58%)
  • Fish Oil (51 people, 10.52%)
  • Vitamin B12 (45 people, 9.28%)
  • Nexium (40 people, 8.25%)
  • Synthroid (39 people, 8.04%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (156 people, 32.16%)
  • Fatigue (124 people, 25.57%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (105 people, 21.65%)
  • Pain (77 people, 15.88%)
  • Headache (75 people, 15.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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