Review: could Vitamin B12 cause Headaches?


Summary

Headaches is found among people who take Vitamin B12, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 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, 1,229 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches 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)

Headaches

Headaches has been reported by people with cholecystitis chronic, paraesthesia, joint pain, pneumonia, chest pain (latest reports from 294,185 Headaches patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

23,005 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B12.
Among them, 1,229 people (5.34%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin b12 cause Headaches?

Time on Vitamin B12 when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 15.15 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.21 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 30.3 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.12 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.15 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.03 %
  • 10+ years: 3.03 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • female: 79.65 %
  • male: 20.35 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.31 %
  • 10-19: 1.22 %
  • 20-29: 3.97 %
  • 30-39: 8.34 %
  • 40-49: 15.26 %
  • 50-59: 25.64 %
  • 60+: 45.27 %

Severity if Headaches when taking Vitamin B12 **:

  • least: 8.33 %
  • moderate: 45.83 %
  • severe: 41.67 %
  • most severe: 4.17 %

How people recovered from Headaches **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 22.22 %
  • not yet: 77.78 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (149 people, 12.12%)
  • Crohn's Disease (123 people, 10.01%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (112 people, 9.11%)
  • Hypertension (110 people, 8.95%)
  • Pain (90 people, 7.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (346 people, 28.15%)
  • Vitamin D3 (191 people, 15.54%)
  • Vitamin C (168 people, 13.67%)
  • Humira (158 people, 12.86%)
  • Folic Acid. (153 people, 12.45%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (312 people, 25.39%)
  • Nausea (311 people, 25.31%)
  • Dizziness (189 people, 15.38%)
  • Pain (178 people, 14.48%)
  • Diarrhoea (158 people, 12.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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