Review: could Vitamin B12 cause Loss Of Taste?


Summary

Loss of taste is found among people who take Vitamin B12, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Anxiety . We study 3,838 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 18 have Loss of taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of taste and more.

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Vitamin B12

Vitamin b12 has active ingredients of cyanocobalamin. It is often used in vitamin b12 deficiency. (latest outcomes from Vitamin b12 4,023 users)

Loss Of Taste

Loss of taste has been reported by people with hair loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, restless leg syndrome (latest reports from 23,734 Loss of taste patients).

On Jul, 22, 2016

3,838 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B12.
Among them, 18 people (0.47%) have Loss Of Taste


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin b12 cause Loss of taste?

Time on Vitamin B12 when people have Loss Of Taste *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Loss Of Taste when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • female: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

Age of people who have Loss Of Taste 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: 70.59 %
  • 60+: 17.65 %

Severity if Loss Of Taste when taking Vitamin B12 **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Loss Of Taste **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (5 people)
  • Psoriasis (5 people)
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (5 people)
  • Depression (5 people)
  • Anxiety (5 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ibuprofen (6 people)
  • Fish Oil (6 people)
  • Enbrel (6 people)
  • Aspirin (6 people)
  • Celexa (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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