Review: could Calcium cause Water Retention?


Summary

Water retention is found among people who take Calcium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Vitamin D, and have Pulmonary arterial hypertension . We study 42,527 people who have side effects while taking Calcium from FDA and social media. Among them, 204 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention and more.

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Calcium

Calcium has active ingredients of calcium. It is often used in mineral supplementation. (latest outcomes from Calcium 50,895 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, 18, 2016

42,527 people reported to have side effects when taking Calcium.
Among them, 204 people (0.48%) have Water Retention


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Calcium cause Water retention?

Time on Calcium when people have Water Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 79.9 %
  • male: 20.1 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.69 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.69 %
  • 30-39: 1.39 %
  • 40-49: 9.72 %
  • 50-59: 22.92 %
  • 60+: 64.58 %

Severity if Water Retention when taking Calcium **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Water Retention **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (46 people, 22.55%)
  • Hypertension (17 people, 8.33%)
  • Osteoporosis (12 people, 5.88%)
  • Fluid Retention (10 people, 4.90%)
  • Anxiety (9 people, 4.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (49 people, 24.02%)
  • Lasix (47 people, 23.04%)
  • Letairis (40 people, 19.61%)
  • Synthroid (27 people, 13.24%)
  • Coumadin (23 people, 11.27%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Increased (44 people, 21.57%)
  • Fatigue (35 people, 17.16%)
  • Dyspnoea (32 people, 15.69%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (27 people, 13.24%)
  • Constipation (25 people, 12.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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