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 2,228 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 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 2,693 Melatonin users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,762 Hair loss patients)
On Apr, 24, 2015: 2,228 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 32 people (1.44%) 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||28.57%||42.86%||0.00%||14.29%||14.29%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Melatonin * :
|Hair loss||87.10%||12.90% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Melatonin * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||21.05%||5.26%||15.79%||42.11%||15.79% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Melatonin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||11.11%||66.67%||11.11%||11.11% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||16.67%||83.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Sleep disorder (9 people, 28.12%)
- Osteoporosis (7 people, 21.88%)
- Muscle spasms (7 people, 21.88%)
- Insomnia (4 people, 12.50%)
- Pain (3 people, 9.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prilosec (11 people, 34.38%)
- Clonazepam (8 people, 25.00%)
- Multi-vitamin (8 people, 25.00%)
- Metoprolol succinate (8 people, 25.00%)
- Metronidazole (7 people, 21.88%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Melatonin, Pepcid Ac, Aspirin, Claritin-d 24 Hour, Calcium, Fish Oil, Magnesium, Metoprolol Succinate, Advair Diskus 100/50, Concerta, Imiquimod for a 53-year old man with Sleep Disorder Due To General Medical Condition, Insomnia Type, Acid Reflux, General Physical Health Deterioration, Allergy, Constipation, High Blood Pressure, Asthma, Adhd, Plantar Warts. The patient has Blood Potassium Increased
- A study of side effects of Hydralazine Hydrochloride for a 56-year old man with High Blood Pressure. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Amlodipine Besylate for a 66-year old woman with Hypertension. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Diazepam for a 32-year old woman with Stress And Anxiety. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of drug interactions between Melatonin, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Keppra for a 19-year old boy with Sleep Disorder, Hyperactivity, Seizure - Grand Mal. The patient has Insomnia, Hyperactivity, Erythromelalgia
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