Melatonin and Hair loss - from FDA reports


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 month, also take medication Tylenol, and have Sleep disorder . We study 8,226 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA. Among them, 118 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 9,321 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Jan, 19, 2017

8,226 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin.
Among them, 118 people (1.43%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Melatonin cause Hair loss?

Time on Melatonin when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 86.73 %
  • male: 13.27 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 7.06 %
  • 20-29: 4.71 %
  • 30-39: 5.88 %
  • 40-49: 11.76 %
  • 50-59: 27.06 %
  • 60+: 43.53 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sleep Disorder (22 people, 18.64%)
  • Pain (15 people, 12.71%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (13 people, 11.02%)
  • High Blood Pressure (12 people, 10.17%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (9 people, 7.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (22 people, 18.64%)
  • Prilosec (14 people, 11.86%)
  • Spiriva (12 people, 10.17%)
  • Magnesium (12 people, 10.17%)
  • Effexor (12 people, 10.17%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (28 people, 23.73%)
  • Insomnia (26 people, 22.03%)
  • Fatigue (25 people, 21.19%)
  • Weight Decreased (20 people, 16.95%)
  • Pain (20 people, 16.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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