Review: could Melatonin cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prilosec, and have Sleep disorder.
We study 2,216 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 2,673 Melatonin users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,662 Hair loss patients)
On Jan, 24, 2015: 2,205 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 31 people (1.41%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Melatonin when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||16.67%||50.00%||0.00%||16.67%||16.67%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Melatonin * :
|Hair loss||86.67%||13.33% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Melatonin * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||22.22%||5.56%||16.67%||38.89%||16.67% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Melatonin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||12.50%||75.00%||12.50%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||20.00%||80.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Sleep disorder (9 people, 29.03%)
- Osteoporosis (7 people, 22.58%)
- Muscle spasms (7 people, 22.58%)
- Insomnia (4 people, 12.90%)
- Headache (3 people, 9.68%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prilosec (11 people, 35.48%)
- Multi-vitamin (8 people, 25.81%)
- Clonazepam (8 people, 25.81%)
- Metoprolol succinate (8 people, 25.81%)
- Spiriva (7 people, 22.58%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Can xanax use cause female hair loss?
I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
- Can i take melatonin if i take prograf?
I take Prograf to prevent organ rejection in a liver transplant.
- If you stop taking oxcarbazepine will your hair grow back?
has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot it just seems like the last month and a half maybe that I've noticed that my hair has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot where its really thin and you can see the scalp and he increased my dosage by 600 milligrams
- What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now i've stopped using it, but i lost hair in frontal region and i want to regrow it.
What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking Fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now I've stopped using it, but I lost hair in frontal region and I want to regrow it.
- What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking xanax. i understand it has caused my hair loss. i once had very thick hair. now i'm almost bald. i'm stopping the xanax. now what??
How can I get my hair to grow back if I stop xanax
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