Review: could Vitamin B12 cause High Blood Pressure?


High blood pressure is found among people who take Vitamin B12, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Vitamin D, and have Hypertension . We study 7,480 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 237 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure 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)

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, rashes, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 345,989 High blood pressure patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

7,480 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B12.
Among them, 237 people (3.17%) have High Blood Pressure

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin b12 cause High blood pressure?

Time on Vitamin B12 when people have High Blood Pressure *:

  • < 1 month: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.83 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 16.67 %

Gender of people who have High Blood Pressure when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • female: 72.96 %
  • male: 27.04 %

Age of people who have High Blood Pressure when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.06 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.26 %
  • 30-39: 5.85 %
  • 40-49: 17.55 %
  • 50-59: 29.26 %
  • 60+: 42.02 %

Severity if High Blood Pressure when taking Vitamin B12 **:

  • least: 10 %
  • moderate: 60 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 5 %

How people recovered from High Blood Pressure **:

  • while on drug: 5.26 %
  • after off the drug: 36.84 %
  • not yet: 57.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (46 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (35 people)
  • Depression (24 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (20 people)
  • Vitamin Supplementation (18 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (64 people)
  • Aspirin (59 people)
  • Folic Acid (52 people)
  • Prednisone (32 people)
  • Fish Oil (30 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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