Vitamin b12 and Frequent bowel movements - from FDA reports


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 24,657 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA. Among them, 1,602 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 b12 deficiency. (latest outcomes from Vitamin b12 25,925 users)

Frequent Bowel Movements

Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,662 Frequent bowel movements patients).

On Feb, 19, 2017

24,657 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B12.
Among them, 1,602 people (6.5%) 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: 57.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 70.81 %
  • male: 29.19 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.24 %
  • 2-9: 0.41 %
  • 10-19: 0.41 %
  • 20-29: 2.37 %
  • 30-39: 5.71 %
  • 40-49: 11.27 %
  • 50-59: 21.14 %
  • 60+: 58.45 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (251 people, 15.67%)
  • High Blood Pressure (142 people, 8.86%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (132 people, 8.24%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (129 people, 8.05%)
  • Pain (128 people, 7.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (363 people, 22.66%)
  • Humira (246 people, 15.36%)
  • Vitamin C (195 people, 12.17%)
  • Calcium (195 people, 12.17%)
  • Synthroid (155 people, 9.68%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (428 people, 26.72%)
  • Fatigue (371 people, 23.16%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (311 people, 19.41%)
  • Weakness (230 people, 14.36%)
  • Abdominal Pain (214 people, 13.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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