Melatonin and Headaches - from FDA reports


Summary

Headaches is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Insomnia. This review analyzes which people have Headaches with Melatonin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 8,226 people who have side effects when taking Melatonin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 24, 2017

8,226 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin.
Among them, 537 people (6.53%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Melatonin when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Melatonin *:

  • female: 74.37 %
  • male: 25.63 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Melatonin *:

  • 0-1: 0.47 %
  • 2-9: 3.72 %
  • 10-19: 10.0 %
  • 20-29: 5.35 %
  • 30-39: 10.23 %
  • 40-49: 16.28 %
  • 50-59: 20.7 %
  • 60+: 33.26 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Insomnia (61 people, 11.36%)
  • Sleep Disorder (59 people, 10.99%)
  • Depression (54 people, 10.06%)
  • Pain (48 people, 8.94%)
  • Preventive Health Care (34 people, 6.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (70 people, 13.04%)
  • Xanax (52 people, 9.68%)
  • Vitamin D (50 people, 9.31%)
  • Cymbalta (43 people, 8.01%)
  • Nexium (42 people, 7.82%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (168 people, 31.28%)
  • Fatigue (168 people, 31.28%)
  • Insomnia (120 people, 22.35%)
  • Pain (119 people, 22.16%)
  • Dizziness (117 people, 21.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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