Review: could Vitamin B12 cause Back Pain?


Summary

Back pain is found among people who take Vitamin B12, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Vitamin D, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 23,005 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 677 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain 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 23,231 users)

Back Pain

Back pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, fatigue, high blood pressure (latest reports from 168,161 Back pain patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

23,005 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B12.
Among them, 677 people (2.94%) have Back Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin b12 cause Back pain?

Time on Vitamin B12 when people have Back Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.36 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.27 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 9.09 %

Gender of people who have Back Pain when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • female: 74.32 %
  • male: 25.68 %

Age of people who have Back Pain when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • 0-1: 0.19 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.57 %
  • 20-29: 3.62 %
  • 30-39: 4.0 %
  • 40-49: 14.1 %
  • 50-59: 25.9 %
  • 60+: 51.62 %

Severity if Back Pain when taking Vitamin B12 **:

  • least: 16.67 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Back Pain **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (79 people, 11.67%)
  • Pain (78 people, 11.52%)
  • Hypertension (70 people, 10.34%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (68 people, 10.04%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (45 people, 6.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (165 people, 24.37%)
  • Vitamin D3 (107 people, 15.81%)
  • Calcium (105 people, 15.51%)
  • Fish Oil (90 people, 13.29%)
  • Vitamin C (88 people, 13.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (169 people, 24.96%)
  • Arthralgia (158 people, 23.34%)
  • Pain In Extremity (152 people, 22.45%)
  • Pain (132 people, 19.50%)
  • Nausea (128 people, 18.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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