Review: could Melatonin cause Hair Loss?


Summary

Hair loss 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 Tylenol, and have Sleep disorder . We study 4,378 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 61 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Melatonin 4,547 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, erection problems (latest reports from 51,225 Hair loss patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

4,378 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin.
Among them, 61 people (1.39%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Melatonin cause Hair loss?

Time on Melatonin when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Melatonin *:

  • female: 86.44 %
  • male: 13.56 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Melatonin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 11.9 %
  • 20-29: 9.52 %
  • 30-39: 7.14 %
  • 40-49: 9.52 %
  • 50-59: 26.19 %
  • 60+: 35.71 %

Severity if Hair Loss when taking Melatonin **:

  • least: 11.11 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 11.11 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

How people recovered from Hair Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 16.67 %
  • not yet: 83.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sleep Disorder (11 people, 18.03%)
  • Hypertension (9 people, 14.75%)
  • Muscle Spasms (8 people, 13.11%)
  • Osteoporosis (7 people, 11.48%)
  • Insomnia (7 people, 11.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (16 people, 26.23%)
  • Prilosec (14 people, 22.95%)
  • Spiriva (12 people, 19.67%)
  • Effexor (10 people, 16.39%)
  • Aromasin (10 people, 16.39%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (19 people, 31.15%)
  • Headache (15 people, 24.59%)
  • Dyspnoea (14 people, 22.95%)
  • Insomnia (12 people, 19.67%)
  • Anxiety (12 people, 19.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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