Review: could Melatonin cause Irregular heartbeat (Heart palpitations)?
Summary: Irregular heartbeat is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Neurontin, and have Insomnia.
We study 2,225 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 26 have Irregular heartbeat. Find out below who they are, when they have Irregular heartbeat and more.
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Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 2,685 Melatonin users)
Irregular heartbeat (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain. (latest reports from 52,127 Irregular heartbeat patients)
On Feb, 25, 2015: 2,216 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 26 people (1.17%) have Irregular Heartbeat.
Time on Melatonin when people have Irregular heartbeat * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Irregular heartbeat||0.00%||60.00%||20.00%||0.00%||20.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Irregular heartbeat when taking Melatonin * :
|Irregular heartbeat||76.92%||23.08% |
Age of people who have Irregular heartbeat when taking Melatonin * :
|Irregular heartbeat||0.00%||4.00%||16.00%||4.00%||24.00%||12.00%||20.00%||20.00% |
Severity of Irregular heartbeat when taking Melatonin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Irregular heartbeat||14.29%||71.43%||14.29%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Irregular heartbeat ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Irregular heartbeat||20.00%||20.00%||60.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Insomnia (6 people, 23.08%)
- Pain (4 people, 15.38%)
- Multiple sclerosis (3 people, 11.54%)
- Depression (3 people, 11.54%)
- Asthma (3 people, 11.54%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (5 people, 19.23%)
- Doxycycline (4 people, 15.38%)
- Lisinopril (4 people, 15.38%)
- Vitamin d (4 people, 15.38%)
- Fish oil (3 people, 11.54%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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