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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 2,189 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 (latest outcomes from 2,653 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia.
Hair loss (latest reports from 229,504 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Oct, 25, 2014: 2,187 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 31 people (1.42%) 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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(Asked by a 47 year old man who has Hair Loss, and takes Oxcarbazepine)
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 mi ...
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(Asked by a 21 year old man who has Hair Loss, and takes Fluticasone Propionate)
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??
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(Asked by a 66 year old woman who has Hair Loss, and takes Metformin, Amlodipine Besylate, Multivitamin)
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(Asked by a 54 year old woman who has Hair Loss, and takes Gabapentin, Lisinopril, Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen, Ambien Cr, Multivitamin, Acebutolol Hydrochloride, Lorazepam, Omeprazole, Magnesium, Vitamin D, Remeron)
Been experiencing hair loss for several months and the loss has increased the last couple of months. My doctor ran thyroid test and it was normal. The loss has been gradual and it is not breaking off, but coming out at the root.
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