Review: could Melatonin cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.1/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 2,144 people who take Melatonin. Among them, 30 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Melatonin (latest outcomes from 2,545 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Melatonin include fatigue, pain, pain exacerbated, fatigue aggravated, nausea aggravated.
Hair loss (latest reports from 223,503 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Mar, 4, 2014: 2,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 30 people (1.40%) 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||0.00%||60.00%||0.00%||20.00%||20.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Melatonin * :
|Hair loss||86.21%||13.79% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Melatonin * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||17.65%||5.88%||17.65%||41.18%||17.65% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Melatonin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||85.71%||14.29%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Sleep disorder (9 people, 30.00%)
- Osteoporosis (7 people, 23.33%)
- Muscle spasms (7 people, 23.33%)
- Insomnia (4 people, 13.33%)
- Anxiety (3 people, 10.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prilosec (11 people, 36.67%)
- Clonazepam (8 people, 26.67%)
- Metoprolol succinate (8 people, 26.67%)
- Multi-vitamin (8 people, 26.67%)
- Vitamin b3 (7 people, 23.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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