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Review: could Melatonin cause Serotonin syndrome?

Summary: Serotonin syndrome is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take medication Zyvox, and have Depression. We study 2,234 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Serotonin syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Serotonin syndrome and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from 2,696 Melatonin users)

Serotonin syndrome

Serotonin syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 6,559 Serotonin syndrome patients)

On Apr, 28, 2015: 2,228 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin. Among them, 6 people (0.27%) have Serotonin Syndrome.

Trend of Serotonin syndrome in Melatonin reports

Time on Melatonin when people have Serotonin syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Serotonin syndrome0.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Gender of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Melatonin * :

FemaleMale
Serotonin syndrome83.33%16.67%

Age of people who have Serotonin syndrome when taking Melatonin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Serotonin syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%0.00%33.33%0.00%50.00%

Severity of Serotonin syndrome when taking Melatonin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Serotonin syndrome0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Serotonin syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Serotonin syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (4 people, 66.67%)
  2. Pain (2 people, 33.33%)
  3. Hypertension (2 people, 33.33%)
  4. Infection (2 people, 33.33%)
  5. Sleep disorder (2 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zyvox (3 people, 50.00%)
  2. Lopressor (3 people, 50.00%)
  3. Zoloft (3 people, 50.00%)
  4. Mucomyst (2 people, 33.33%)
  5. Bupropion hcl (2 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Had it since Saturday. Having Anxiety attacks, then randomly in a good mood, my brain feels like it's going on overdrive, constantly feeling like I've been here before. Face muscles contract and relax spuriously, and have thoughts of death.

    Reply

    Julie on Oct, 14, 2012:

    I ALSO have that happen to me, every single time I take a Tizanidine. I start thinking about death and become very afraid. It's a scary feeling; indescribable.

    Reply

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