Review: could Vitamin B12 cause Dry Mouth?


Summary

Dry mouth is found among people who take Vitamin B12, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zoloft, and have Depression . We study 3,838 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Dry mouth. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry mouth 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)

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth has been reported by people with nervousness, breathing difficulty, constipation, urinary tract infection, joint pain (latest reports from 29,998 Dry mouth patients).

On Jul, 19, 2016

3,838 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B12.
Among them, 38 people (0.99%) have Dry Mouth


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin b12 cause Dry mouth?

Time on Vitamin B12 when people have Dry Mouth *:

  • < 1 month: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Dry Mouth when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • female: 78.95 %
  • male: 21.05 %

Age of people who have Dry Mouth when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 6.45 %
  • 30-39: 16.13 %
  • 40-49: 9.68 %
  • 50-59: 19.35 %
  • 60+: 48.39 %

Severity if Dry Mouth when taking Vitamin B12 **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 57.14 %
  • severe: 28.57 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

How people recovered from Dry Mouth **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (15 people)
  • Gastritis (13 people)
  • Selective Igg Subclass Deficiency (3 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (3 people)
  • High Blood Pressure (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (14 people)
  • Esomeprazole Sodium (13 people)
  • Folic Acid (11 people)
  • Neurontin (6 people)
  • Vitamin E (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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