Review: could Vitamin B12 cause Frequent Bowel Movements?


Summary

Frequent bowel movements is found among people who take Vitamin B12, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Vitamin D, and have Crohn's disease . We study 23,005 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,435 have Frequent bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Frequent bowel movements 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)

Frequent Bowel Movements

Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, constipation, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 253,439 Frequent bowel movements patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

23,005 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B12.
Among them, 1,435 people (6.24%) have Frequent Bowel Movements


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin b12 cause Frequent bowel movements?

Time on Vitamin B12 when people have Frequent Bowel Movements *:

  • < 1 month: 35.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • female: 71.46 %
  • male: 28.54 %

Age of people who have Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • 0-1: 0.27 %
  • 2-9: 0.45 %
  • 10-19: 0.45 %
  • 20-29: 2.42 %
  • 30-39: 6.0 %
  • 40-49: 11.38 %
  • 50-59: 21.59 %
  • 60+: 57.44 %

Severity if Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Vitamin B12 **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 37.5 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Frequent Bowel Movements **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 14.29 %
  • not yet: 85.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (236 people, 16.45%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (124 people, 8.64%)
  • Hypertension (121 people, 8.43%)
  • Pain (119 people, 8.29%)
  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (108 people, 7.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (341 people, 23.76%)
  • Humira (232 people, 16.17%)
  • Vitamin D3 (231 people, 16.10%)
  • Folic Acid. (187 people, 13.03%)
  • Calcium (175 people, 12.20%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (388 people, 27.04%)
  • Fatigue (320 people, 22.30%)
  • Vomiting (284 people, 19.79%)
  • Abdominal Pain (195 people, 13.59%)
  • Asthenia (171 people, 11.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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