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Review: could Calcium cause Hot flashes (Hot Flush)?

Summary: Hot flashes is found among people who take Calcium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Arimidex, and have Breast cancer.

We study 13,119 people who have side effects while taking Calcium from FDA and social media. Among them, 95 have Hot flashes. Find out below who they are, when they have Hot flashes and more.

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Calcium has active ingredients of calcium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from 14,045 Calcium users)

Hot flashes

Hot flashes (sudden feelings of heat) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, breast cancer, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 18,009 Hot flashes patients)

On Apr, 3, 2015: 13,111 people reported to have side effects when taking Calcium. Among them, 95 people (0.72%) have Hot Flashes.

Trend of Hot flashes in Calcium reports

Time on Calcium when people have Hot flashes * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hot flashes77.78%0.00%0.00%11.11%0.00%0.00%11.11%

Age of people who have Hot flashes when taking Calcium * :

Hot flashes0.00%0.00%2.53%0.00%1.27%10.13%40.51%45.57%

Severity of Hot flashes when taking Calcium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hot flashes0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Hot flashes ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hot flashes0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (24 people, 25.26%)
  2. Osteoporosis (11 people, 11.58%)
  3. Depression (11 people, 11.58%)
  4. Pain (10 people, 10.53%)
  5. Hypertension (9 people, 9.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Arimidex (30 people, 31.58%)
  2. Vitamin d (20 people, 21.05%)
  3. Aspirin (15 people, 15.79%)
  4. Vitamin e (15 people, 15.79%)
  5. Fish oil (14 people, 14.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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