Melatonin and Constipation - from FDA reports
Constipation is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Nexium, and have Pain. This review analyzes which people have Constipation with Melatonin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 11,039 people who have side effects when taking Melatonin from FDA , and is updated regularly.
What to expect?
You are not alone!
Personalized health information
On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA since 1977. Our tools are simple to use, anonymous and free. Start now >>>
On Nov, 20, 2017
11,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin.
Among them, 362 people (3.28%) have Constipation
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Melatonin when people have Constipation *:
- < 1 month: 50 %
- 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 50 %
Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Melatonin *:
- female: 67.16 %
- male: 32.84 %
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Melatonin *:
- 0-1: 0.38 %
- 2-9: 4.14 %
- 10-19: 8.27 %
- 20-29: 6.77 %
- 30-39: 4.89 %
- 40-49: 11.28 %
- 50-59: 21.05 %
- 60+: 43.23 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Pain (61 people, 16.85%)
- Depression (40 people, 11.05%)
- Osteoporosis (29 people, 8.01%)
- Stress And Anxiety (24 people, 6.63%)
- High Blood Pressure (23 people, 6.35%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Nexium (64 people, 17.68%)
- Ambien (53 people, 14.64%)
- Zometa (50 people, 13.81%)
- Miralax (42 people, 11.60%)
- Tylenol (41 people, 11.33%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fatigue (108 people, 29.83%)
- Pain (94 people, 25.97%)
- Diarrhea (76 people, 20.99%)
- Headache (74 people, 20.44%)
- Nausea (73 people, 20.17%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Subscribe to the study: get notified of updates to the study.
Want to find out more about the FDA reports used in the study? You can request them from FDA.
Do you have Constipation when taking Melatonin?
- Check symptoms - is constipation caused by a drug or a condition?
- Get alerts to symptoms - forecast your symptoms and get alerts
- Report the side effect - help people in need and in real time
- Ask a question - ask a question related to the study
- write a post - share your experience related to the study
- More tools...
Expand the study to include all drugs with the same ingredientsConstipation and drugs with ingredients of melatonin.
Expand the study to include reports from both FDA and eHealthMeConstipation and Melatonin from FDA and eHealthMe reports
Melatonin has active ingredients of melatonin. It is often used in insomnia. (latest outcomes from Melatonin 12,278 users)
Constipation has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 152,391 Constipation patients).
Browse all side effects of Melatonina b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
Drugs that are associated with ConstipationConstipation
Could your condition cause ConstipationConstipation
What would happen?
Questions to the study
Hello. My eyes have become very bloodshot these last 5 days I have glaucoma for many years and I have been using generic Xalatan for many years as well. A few months ago I was prescribed a new eyedrop to use together with Xalatan, Brimonidine, this last eyedrops make my eyes bloodshot like but ...
I’ve had undiagnosed right ear pain intermittently for some time without any diagnosis obtainable from ENT or medical Doctors. Took 10mg of Melatonin for sleep aid for first time last night. I awoke at 3am with a level 10+ right ear ache. I thought of an ER visit, but laid on my right ear ...
User posts to the study
After taking Valsartan for several years...prescribed by cardiologist...I have constipation that has caused me to gain 10 lbs!!! It has also caused me to take laxatives...now do not work....my health is so poor and I feel badly. What can I do as doctors cannot resolve this. Thanks so much.
Hi - I've been on Sucralfate for almost a month for bile reflux and hiatal hernia, and I'm now struggling with horrible constipation. I'm on a vegetarian diet, drink plenty of water, get lots of exercise, and take magnesium and stool softeners at night 1 hour before my last dose of Sucralfate ...