Review: could Melatonin cause Headaches?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 25, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
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, 126 have Headaches. See who they are, when they have Headaches 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.
Headaches (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,173,610 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.
On Feb, 24, 2014: 1,847 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 125 people (6.77%) have Headaches.
Time on Melatonin when people have Headaches * :
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Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Melatonin * :
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Severity of Headaches when taking Melatonin ** :
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How people recovered from Headaches ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Prophylaxis (22 people, 17.60%)
- Pain (15 people, 12.00%)
- Depression (13 people, 10.40%)
- Insomnia (12 people, 9.60%)
- Osteopenia (11 people, 8.80%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (41 people, 32.80%)
- Zometa (30 people, 24.00%)
- Lorazepam (21 people, 16.80%)
- Celebrex (21 people, 16.80%)
- Aredia (21 people, 16.80%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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