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Review: could Melatonin cause Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)?

Summary: Ringing in the ears is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Sertraline hydrochloride, and have Asperger's disorder.

We study 2,225 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 17 have Ringing in the ears. Find out below who they are, when they have Ringing in the ears and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 2,682 Melatonin users)

Ringing in the ears

Ringing in the ears (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 19,987 Ringing in the ears patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 2,216 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 17 people (0.77%) have Ringing In The Ears.

Trend of Ringing in the ears in Melatonin reports

Time on Melatonin when people have Ringing in the ears * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ringing in the ears20.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%40.00%0.00%20.00%

Gender of people who have Ringing in the ears when taking Melatonin * :

FemaleMale
Ringing in the ears93.75%6.25%

Age of people who have Ringing in the ears when taking Melatonin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ringing in the ears0.00%0.00%62.50%6.25%0.00%12.50%0.00%18.75%

Severity of Ringing in the ears when taking Melatonin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ringing in the ears16.67%66.67%16.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Ringing in the ears ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ringing in the ears0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Asperger's disorder (8 people, 47.06%)
  2. Insomnia (3 people, 17.65%)
  3. Anxiety disorder (2 people, 11.76%)
  4. Hypertension (2 people, 11.76%)
  5. High blood pressure (2 people, 11.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Sertraline hydrochloride (8 people, 47.06%)
  2. Loratadine (8 people, 47.06%)
  3. Enbrel (3 people, 17.65%)
  4. Aspirin (3 people, 17.65%)
  5. Indocine (2 people, 11.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Does clonazapam cause tinnitus or ringing in the ears?
    Patient fell a year ago and injured her neck and broke a bone in her arm. Has had severe pain in her neck. Getting acupuncture frequently. Recently tried to change medication from Valium to Clonazepam, and developed severe tinnitus. She said she only missed two days of Valium. She also says she has skipped days without taking valium and never had a problem. She says Clonazepam caused the tinnitus. I can't find anything that states a side effect of clonazepam is tinnitus.
  • Can xeralto and an antihistimine cause dizziness, shortness of breath, tiredness, etc.
    I also take a blood thinner, xeralto, for a-fib. I have been using a mouthwash of an antihistimine antacid mix for a day and a half.
  • Would the tinnitus abate with if i discontinue methotrexate?
    I've just begun my 4th year of Methotrexate for Rheumatoid issue, but it also alleviated my psoriasis. I am hesitant to discontinue because the benefits are great. However, the tinnitus is becoming unbearable and almost maddening. I will more likely consider talking to my doctor about changing medications if 1. The tinnitus subsides with the discontinuance of Methotrexate and if 2. Other rheumatoid medication would not have the same issues with tinnitus. Just discovered the possible connection minutes ago and am eager and hopeful. Please help. Thank you. -Celeste
  • I take klonopin and diltiazem (calcium channel blocker blood pressure medicine) and am concerned about side effects. my accupuncturist recommends the ashwagandha. anyone have any issues with this?
    I take these prescription medications but have been going to an accupuncturist since 2012. I have trouble sleeping at night without my clonazepam and take naps during the day and am having trouble losing weight. She thinks that my adrenal glands may be fatigued and told me to try something called Adrenal Response which contains Sensoril Ashwagandha. When I looked up Ashwaganda it said that it could interact with the Clonazepam or Klonopin and also with High blood pressure medication. I am a little concerned. I mentioned this to her and she said they both are metabolized by the liver and it should be ok to take it, just to take it an hour or more after I take the Clonazepam. Has anyone had any issues with interactions with their prescribed meds while taking Ashwagandha? I don't want to have to monitor my blood pressure because my blood pressure medication works good for me. Any help would be appreciated because I want to try it but I am a little scared too. Thanks, Crystal
  • Does anyone have persistent, ringing tinnitus while taking this drug? (1 answer)
    I was prescribed Atenolol years ago for tachycardia. I took it for many years with little to no side effects, aside from tiredness. I began having PVCs and later was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. My doctor put me on 5 mg. Bystolic and the tinnitus started. I took it about 1 year. My BP wasn't ideal, so he upped it to mg. and the ringing worsened. It's much louder. The report says this drug isn't ototoxic, but I never had tinnitus before taking it. Anyone else????

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