Could Melatonin cause 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 . We study 8,724 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA. Among them, 541 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Melatonin 9,290 users)

Headaches

Headaches has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 305,936 Headaches patients).

On Nov, 22, 2016

8,724 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin.
Among them, 541 people (6.2%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Melatonin cause Headaches?

Time on Melatonin when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 26.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.33 %
  • 10+ years: 3.33 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Melatonin *:

  • female: 74.57 %
  • male: 25.43 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Melatonin *:

  • 0-1: 0.46 %
  • 2-9: 3.42 %
  • 10-19: 9.79 %
  • 20-29: 5.47 %
  • 30-39: 10.48 %
  • 40-49: 16.17 %
  • 50-59: 20.96 %
  • 60+: 33.26 %

Severity of Headaches **:

  • least: 16.67 %
  • moderate: 44.44 %
  • severe: 38.89 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (70 people, 12.94%)
  • Vitamin D (53 people, 9.80%)
  • Xanax (50 people, 9.24%)
  • Cymbalta (43 people, 7.95%)
  • Aspirin. (43 people, 7.95%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Depression (55 people, 10.17%)
  • Pain (51 people, 9.43%)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (35 people, 6.47%)
  • Preventive Health Care (34 people, 6.28%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (32 people, 5.91%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (167 people, 30.87%)
  • Fatigue (167 people, 30.87%)
  • Insomnia (122 people, 22.55%)
  • Pain (117 people, 21.63%)
  • Dizziness (117 people, 21.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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