Review: could Vitamin B12 cause Atrial Fibrillation?


Summary

Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Vitamin B12, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Atrial fibrillation . We study 3,838 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 45 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Vitamin B12

Vitamin b12 has active ingredients of cobalamin. It is often used in vitamin b12 deficiency. (latest outcomes from Vitamin b12 4,023 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, weakness, diarrhea, kussmaul respiration (latest reports from 82,866 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

3,838 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B12.
Among them, 45 people (1.17%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin b12 cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Vitamin B12 when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 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 Atrial Fibrillation when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • female: 37.21 %
  • male: 62.79 %

Age of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 2.44 %
  • 50-59: 9.76 %
  • 60+: 87.8 %

Severity if Atrial Fibrillation when taking Vitamin B12 **:

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

How people recovered from Atrial Fibrillation **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (9 people)
  • Pain (5 people)
  • High Blood Pressure (4 people)
  • Hypertension (3 people)
  • Heart (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (11 people)
  • Folic Acid (10 people)
  • Vitamin E (9 people)
  • Spiriva (9 people)
  • Plavix (9 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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