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Review: could Melatonin cause Headaches (Headache)?

We study 2,187 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 148 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin (latest outcomes from 2,635 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia.

Headaches

Headaches (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,192,697 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 2,175 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 147 people (6.76%) have Headaches.

Trend of Headaches in Melatonin reports

Time on Melatonin when people have Headaches * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headaches17.65%23.53%11.76%11.76%23.53%5.88%5.88%

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Melatonin * :

FemaleMale
Headaches70.83%29.17%

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Melatonin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headaches0.00%4.10%13.93%13.11%10.66%17.21%15.57%25.41%

Severity of Headaches when taking Melatonin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headaches13.33%53.33%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Headaches ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headaches10.00%20.00%70.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Prophylaxis (23 people, 15.65%)
  2. Pain (17 people, 11.56%)
  3. Insomnia (17 people, 11.56%)
  4. Depression (14 people, 9.52%)
  5. Hypogonadism (12 people, 8.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (43 people, 29.25%)
  2. Zometa (31 people, 21.09%)
  3. Celebrex (22 people, 14.97%)
  4. Lorazepam (22 people, 14.97%)
  5. Aredia (22 people, 14.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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