Review: could Vitamin B12 cause Red Face?


Summary

Red face is found among people who take Vitamin B12, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Tecfidera, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 8,075 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 173 have Red face. Find out below who they are, when they have Red face 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)

Red Face

Red face has been reported by people with paraesthesia, rashes, itching, diarrhea, joint pain (latest reports from 54,006 Red face patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

8,075 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B12.
Among them, 173 people (2.14%) have Red Face


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin b12 cause Red face?

Time on Vitamin B12 when people have Red Face *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Red Face when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • female: 66.28 %
  • male: 33.72 %

Age of people who have Red Face when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.77 %
  • 20-29: 0.88 %
  • 30-39: 15.04 %
  • 40-49: 23.01 %
  • 50-59: 29.2 %
  • 60+: 30.09 %

Severity if Red Face when taking Vitamin B12 **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Red Face **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (66 people, 38.15%)
  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (10 people, 5.78%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (7 people, 4.05%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (7 people, 4.05%)
  • Crohn's Disease (5 people, 2.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tecfidera (75 people, 43.35%)
  • Vitamin D (38 people, 21.97%)
  • Vitamin D3 (27 people, 15.61%)
  • Niaspan (coated) (27 people, 15.61%)
  • Aspirin (24 people, 13.87%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (29 people, 16.76%)
  • Diarrhoea (23 people, 13.29%)
  • Pruritus (20 people, 11.56%)
  • Fatigue (20 people, 11.56%)
  • Erythema (20 people, 11.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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