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Review: could Melatonin cause Hair loss?

We study 2,170 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

Melatonin (latest outcomes from 2,624 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,333 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 2,170 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 31 people (1.43%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.01% of all the 228,000 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Melatonin reports

Time on Melatonin when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss16.67%50.00%0.00%16.67%16.67%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss86.67%13.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%22.22%5.56%16.67%38.89%16.67%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Melatonin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss12.50%75.00%12.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Sleep disorder (9 people, 29.03%)
  2. Osteoporosis (7 people, 22.58%)
  3. Muscle spasms (7 people, 22.58%)
  4. Insomnia (4 people, 12.90%)
  5. Headache (3 people, 9.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prilosec (11 people, 35.48%)
  2. Multi-vitamin (8 people, 25.81%)
  3. Clonazepam (8 people, 25.81%)
  4. Metoprolol succinate (8 people, 25.81%)
  5. Spiriva (7 people, 22.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

    Reply

    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

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