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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 2,225 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

Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 2,685 Melatonin users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Feb, 23, 2015: 2,216 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 32 people (1.44%) have Hair Loss.

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 loss28.57%42.86%0.00%14.29%14.29%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss87.10%12.90%

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%21.05%5.26%15.79%42.11%15.79%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Melatonin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss11.11%66.67%11.11%11.11%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Sleep disorder (9 people, 28.12%)
  2. Osteoporosis (7 people, 21.88%)
  3. Muscle spasms (7 people, 21.88%)
  4. Insomnia (4 people, 12.50%)
  5. Pain (3 people, 9.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prilosec (11 people, 34.38%)
  2. Clonazepam (8 people, 25.00%)
  3. Multi-vitamin (8 people, 25.00%)
  4. Metoprolol succinate (8 people, 25.00%)
  5. Metronidazole (7 people, 21.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can omeprazeloe cause muscle loss?
    Previously to taking Omeprazeloe I had normal bowel movements after getting control of the diarrhea caused by the irritable bowel syndrome. The day after I took the first capsule I experienced extreme constipation. It was hard to have a BM and had to go several times. It has caused bad abdominal pain. I started to have hair loss. It has thinned to half as much as I had. My migraines came on like crazy. I lost eight pounds over about a month after I stopped taking it. I lost fat I had gained in my abdomin but also my muscles have deteriated some. I would recommend that no one takes this medication and it should be taken off the market. People who have suffered from taking this medication should be compensated.
  • I take klonopin and diltiazem (calcium channel blocker blood pressure medicine) and am concerned about side effects. my accupuncturist recommends the ashwagandha. anyone have any issues with this?
    I take these prescription medications but have been going to an accupuncturist since 2012. I have trouble sleeping at night without my clonazepam and take naps during the day and am having trouble losing weight. She thinks that my adrenal glands may be fatigued and told me to try something called Adrenal Response which contains Sensoril Ashwagandha. When I looked up Ashwaganda it said that it could interact with the Clonazepam or Klonopin and also with High blood pressure medication. I am a little concerned. I mentioned this to her and she said they both are metabolized by the liver and it should be ok to take it, just to take it an hour or more after I take the Clonazepam. Has anyone had any issues with interactions with their prescribed meds while taking Ashwagandha? I don't want to have to monitor my blood pressure because my blood pressure medication works good for me. Any help would be appreciated because I want to try it but I am a little scared too. Thanks, Crystal
  • 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

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  • Not sure how this works. I listed the medications I use. Past few years I have had lots of hair loss and more hair loss when I started taking simvastatin.

    Reply

  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • Severity level**

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  • From this study (11 months ago):

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

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    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

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