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Review: could Melatonin cause Hypoglycemia?

Summary: Hypoglycemia is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take medication Aspirin, and have Type 1 diabetes mellitus.

We study 2,225 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Hypoglycemia. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypoglycemia and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 2,685 Melatonin users)

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar cause seizures) has been reported by people with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, type 1 diabetes mellitus. (latest reports from 20,728 Hypoglycemia patients)

On Mar, 2, 2015: 2,225 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 6 people (0.27%) have Hypoglycemia.

Trend of Hypoglycemia in Melatonin reports

Time on Melatonin when people have Hypoglycemia * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Hypoglycemia when taking Melatonin * :

FemaleMale
Hypoglycemia66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have Hypoglycemia when taking Melatonin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hypoglycemia0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%0.00%0.00%33.33%50.00%

Severity of Hypoglycemia when taking Melatonin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hypoglycemia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 1 diabetes mellitus (2 people, 33.33%)
  2. Stress urinary incontinence (1 people, 16.67%)
  3. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (1 people, 16.67%)
  4. Depression (1 people, 16.67%)
  5. Sleep disorder (1 people, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (3 people, 50.00%)
  2. Gleevec (1 people, 16.67%)
  3. Lisinopril (1 people, 16.67%)
  4. Zinc sulfate (1 people, 16.67%)
  5. Metoprolol tartrate (1 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I was awoken--thank god!--by choking on my own saliva and almost vomiting. I was able to go back to sleep--lying on my side to avoid aspirating anything--and was awoken again several hours later while I was wetting the bed!!! Incontinence has never been an issue for me (well, not since I was 3, I imagine) and I was really shocked. Although I immediately got up to clean the bed, I was so sleepy that I got back in (on the dry side :) and slept for another 4 hours.



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