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Review: could Melatonin cause Itching?

We study 2,159 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 52 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin (latest outcomes from 2,611 users) has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 544,779 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 2,156 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 51 people (2.37%) have Itching. They amount to 0.01% of all the 543,545 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.

Trend of Itching in Melatonin reports

Time on Melatonin when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching33.33%16.67%0.00%0.00%16.67%33.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Melatonin * :

FemaleMale
Itching60.78%39.22%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Melatonin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.00%12.77%2.13%12.77%31.91%12.77%27.66%

Severity of Itching when taking Melatonin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%50.00%33.33%16.67%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching20.00%0.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (7 people, 13.73%)
  2. Sleep disorder (5 people, 9.80%)
  3. Depression (5 people, 9.80%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (4 people, 7.84%)
  5. Anxiety (4 people, 7.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ascorbic acid (10 people, 19.61%)
  2. Multi-vitamins (8 people, 15.69%)
  3. Norvasc (8 people, 15.69%)
  4. Levaquin (7 people, 13.73%)
  5. Vitamin b-12 (7 people, 13.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have started having intermittent itching on the torso back area only. Have been taking melatonin for less than a month and noticed the itching about a week ago.

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  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Has had SEVERE body itching, not confined to one area of the body. Severity is MOST SEVERE. Interferes with everyday life and sleep on a daily basis.

    Reply

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  • The month I started Lyrica... a few days or short week(s) after I was diagnosed with herpes. It shocked me and I was hoping to find a possible connection, but I might be out of luck. =/

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