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Melatonin

Main Ingredients:   Melatonin (AKA: N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine)

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5.3  Effectiveness
4.2  Side Effects
5.7  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 3 Melatonin side effects and 3 Melatonin benefits.

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Effectiveness of Melatonin by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Melatonin, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 4.4% 93.3% 2.2% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 4.4% 95.6% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 6.7% 86.7% 4.4% 2.2%
Breathing 0% 6.7% 91.1% 2.2% 0%
Confidence 0% 2.2% 88.9% 6.7% 2.2%
Coordination/Motor Skills 2.2% 2.2% 84.4% 11.1% 0%
Digestion 0% 4.4% 93.3% 0% 2.2%
Emotional Well-being 0% 2.2% 73.3% 17.8% 6.7%
Energy 4.4% 17.8% 42.2% 28.9% 6.7%
Eyesight 0% 2.2% 95.6% 2.2% 0%
Memory 0% 8.9% 82.2% 4.4% 4.4%
Mental Clarity 2.2% 6.7% 66.7% 22.2% 2.2%
Pain 0% 2.2% 93.3% 2.2% 2.2%
Patience 0% 8.9% 77.8% 8.9% 4.4%
Sexual Health 0% 6.7% 93.3% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 2.2% 6.7% 91.1% 0% 0%
Sleep 8.5% 21.3% 17% 36.2% 17%
Stress Level 0% 11.1% 68.9% 15.6% 4.4%
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Commonly Reported Melatonin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Headache 95.5% 2.3% 0% 2.3% 0%
Fatigue 81.8% 9.1% 4.5% 0% 4.5%
Muscle / Joint Pain 97.1% 2.9% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 94.1% 0% 5.9% 0% 0%
Double Vision 95.7% 4.3% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 94.1% 0% 0% 5.9% 0%
Anxiety 94.1% 0% 5.9% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 68.9% 20% 11.1% 0% 0%
Nausea 95.2% 4.8% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 79.5% 12.8% 5.1% 2.6% 0%
Dizziness 93.2% 6.8% 0% 0% 0%
Abdominal Pain 96.2% 0% 3.8% 0% 0%
General Discomfort 97.1% 0% 0% 2.9% 0%
Insomnia 94.1% 5.9% 0% 0% 0%
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 84.2% 7.9% 5.3% 0% 2.6%
Muscle Cramping 94.1% 0% 0% 0% 5.9%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 91.9% 8.1% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Melatonin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Reduced Libido 95.5% 0% 0% 4.5% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 97.4% 2.6% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 96.2% 3.8% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 92.3% 3.8% 3.8% 0% 0%
Coordination / Balance Problems 96.2% 3.8% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Melatonin
Since taking Melatonin Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 2%
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User Comments about Melatonin
06 Oct 2016 I use Melatonin occasionally to help me sleep. It helps me rest pretty good.
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04 Apr 2012 Does not seem that effective. There are days when I take it and it seems to help me and other days it does not.
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31 Jan 2012 This is a good site for helping. Melatonin is very good for mental health and clarity!
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30 Jan 2012 Melatonin can take a little while to work or start working in some people like for me, its the only draw back i think.
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09 Jan 2012 I really enjoy melatonin. It aids in a lot of sleep related problems. Melatonin is good for sleeping because it is also produced naturally in your body.
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