Review: could Vitamin B12 cause A-fib?


Summary

A-fib is found among people who take Vitamin B12, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Folic Acid, and have Atrial fibrillation . We study 7,480 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 100 have A-fib. Find out below who they are, when they have A-fib and more.

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Vitamin B12

Vitamin b12 has active ingredients of cobalamin. It is often used in vitamin supplementation. (latest outcomes from Vitamin b12 7,665 users)

A-fib

A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, weakness, diarrhea, arrhythmias (latest reports from 106,773 A-fib patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

7,480 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B12.
Among them, 100 people (1.34%) have A-fib


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin b12 cause A-fib?

Time on Vitamin B12 when people have A-fib *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 66.67 %

Gender of people who have A-fib when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • female: 53.54 %
  • male: 46.46 %

Age of people who have A-fib when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.25 %
  • 30-39: 1.25 %
  • 40-49: 2.5 %
  • 50-59: 7.5 %
  • 60+: 87.5 %

Severity if A-fib when taking Vitamin B12 **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 25 %

How people recovered from A-fib **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (22 people)
  • Hypertension (14 people)
  • Prophylaxis (9 people)
  • Vitamin Supplementation (7 people)
  • Anticoagulant Therapy (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (28 people)
  • Aspirin (24 people)
  • Vitamin D (17 people)
  • Prilosec (15 people)
  • Digoxin (14 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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