Melatonin and Suicidal thoughts - from FDA reports


Suicidal thoughts is found among people who take Melatonin, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Cymbalta, and have Depression. This review analyzes which people have Suicidal thoughts 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.


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On Mar, 28, 2018

11,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Melatonin.
Among them, 194 people (1.76%) have Suicidal thoughts


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Melatonin cause Suicidal thoughts?

Time on Melatonin when people have Suicidal thoughts *:

  • < 1 month: 15.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 46.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 23.08 %

Gender of people who have Suicidal thoughts when taking Melatonin *:

  • female: 55.61 %
  • male: 44.39 %

Age of people who have Suicidal thoughts when taking Melatonin *:

  • 0-1: 0.65 %
  • 2-9: 10.39 %
  • 10-19: 24.68 %
  • 20-29: 4.55 %
  • 30-39: 14.29 %
  • 40-49: 13.64 %
  • 50-59: 12.34 %
  • 60+: 19.48 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression: 42 people, 21.65%
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: 33 people, 17.01%
  • Stress And Anxiety: 29 people, 14.95%
  • Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally): 17 people, 8.76%
  • Pain: 16 people, 8.25%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cymbalta: 28 people, 14.43%
  • Xyrem: 21 people, 10.82%
  • Seroquel: 17 people, 8.76%
  • Ambien: 17 people, 8.76%
  • Concerta: 16 people, 8.25%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression: 47 people, 24.23%
  • Stress And Anxiety: 31 people, 15.98%
  • Feeling Abnormal: 26 people, 13.40%
  • Drug Ineffective: 26 people, 13.40%
  • Dizziness: 26 people, 13.40%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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