Review: could Melatonin cause Water Retention?


Summary

Water retention is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lasix, and have Pulmonary arterial hypertension . We study 7,868 people who have side effects while taking Melatonin from FDA and social media. Among them, 42 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention and more.

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Melatonin

Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Melatonin 8,403 users)

Water Retention

Water retention has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 33,889 Water retention patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

7,868 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin.
Among them, 42 people (0.53%) have Water Retention


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Melatonin cause Water retention?

Time on Melatonin when people have Water Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Water Retention when taking Melatonin *:

  • female: 68.29 %
  • male: 31.71 %

Age of people who have Water Retention when taking Melatonin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.23 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 6.45 %
  • 40-49: 6.45 %
  • 50-59: 41.94 %
  • 60+: 38.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (10 people, 23.81%)
  • Sleep Disorder (9 people, 21.43%)
  • Narcolepsy (6 people, 14.29%)
  • Migraine (4 people, 9.52%)
  • Essential Tremor (4 people, 9.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Potassium (8 people, 19.05%)
  • Lyrica (8 people, 19.05%)
  • Lasix (8 people, 19.05%)
  • Vitamin D (6 people, 14.29%)
  • Aspirin. (6 people, 14.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Increased (13 people, 30.95%)
  • Swelling (8 people, 19.05%)
  • Fatigue (7 people, 16.67%)
  • Dyspnoea (7 people, 16.67%)
  • Abdominal Distension (6 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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