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 Multivitamin, and have Atrial fibrillation . We study 7,480 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 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 7,665 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 breathing difficulty, impaired healing, pain, sepsis, diarrhea (latest reports from 3,811 Hiccups patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

7,480 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B12.
Among them, 6 people (0.08%) have Hiccups


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin b12 cause Hiccups?

Time on Vitamin B12 when people have Hiccups *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 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: 33.33 %
  • male: 66.67 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 16.67 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 16.67 %
  • 50-59: 16.67 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

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 *:

  • Vitamin Supplementation (1 person)
  • Hypogonadism (1 person)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (1 person)
  • Blood Cholesterol Abnormal (1 person)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Multivitamin (2 people)
  • Plaquenil (1 person)
  • Lyrica (1 person)
  • Albuterol (1 person)
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid Srt (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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