Review: could Vitamin B12 cause Hiccups?


Summary

Hiccups is found among people who take Vitamin B12, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Vitamin D3, and have Hypertension . We study 23,005 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 21 have Hiccups. Find out below who they are, when they have Hiccups 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)

Hiccups

Hiccups (an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm and respiratory organs, with a sudden closure of the glottis and a sound like a cough) has been reported by people with weight decreased, fever, weakness, diarrhea, pneumonia (latest reports from 4,976 Hiccups patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

23,005 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B12.
Among them, 21 people (0.09%) have Hiccups


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin b12 cause Hiccups?

Time on Vitamin B12 when people have Hiccups *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 38.1 %
  • male: 61.9 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 5.88 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 5.88 %
  • 50-59: 29.41 %
  • 60+: 58.82 %

Severity if Hiccups when taking Vitamin B12 **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Hiccups **:

  • while on drug: 50 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (3 people, 14.29%)
  • Hypertension (3 people, 14.29%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (2 people, 9.52%)
  • Herpes Zoster (2 people, 9.52%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (2 people, 9.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D3 (7 people, 33.33%)
  • Synthroid (6 people, 28.57%)
  • Folic Acid. (5 people, 23.81%)
  • Lomotil (4 people, 19.05%)
  • Dexamethasone. (4 people, 19.05%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (7 people, 33.33%)
  • Vomiting (4 people, 19.05%)
  • Fatigue (4 people, 19.05%)
  • Drug Ineffective (4 people, 19.05%)
  • Asthenia (4 people, 19.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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