Review: could Vitamin B12 cause Stomach Pain?


Summary

Stomach pain is found among people who take Vitamin B12, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Humira, and have Crohn's disease . We study 23,005 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 603 have Stomach pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Stomach pain 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)

Stomach Pain

Stomach pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, weakness, diarrhea, abdominal pain (latest reports from 122,068 Stomach pain patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

23,005 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B12.
Among them, 603 people (2.62%) have Stomach Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin b12 cause Stomach pain?

Time on Vitamin B12 when people have Stomach Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 26.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.67 %
  • 10+ years: 6.67 %

Gender of people who have Stomach Pain when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • female: 75.51 %
  • male: 24.49 %

Age of people who have Stomach Pain when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.8 %
  • 10-19: 1.41 %
  • 20-29: 6.43 %
  • 30-39: 10.64 %
  • 40-49: 16.06 %
  • 50-59: 24.3 %
  • 60+: 40.36 %

Severity if Stomach Pain when taking Vitamin B12 **:

  • least: 18.18 %
  • moderate: 45.45 %
  • severe: 27.27 %
  • most severe: 9.09 %

How people recovered from Stomach Pain **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (195 people, 32.34%)
  • Pain (66 people, 10.95%)
  • Hypertension (57 people, 9.45%)
  • Vitamin Supplementation (52 people, 8.62%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (50 people, 8.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (181 people, 30.02%)
  • Vitamin D (119 people, 19.73%)
  • Vitamin D3 (83 people, 13.76%)
  • Folic Acid. (71 people, 11.77%)
  • Calcium (66 people, 10.95%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhoea (182 people, 30.18%)
  • Nausea (160 people, 26.53%)
  • Vomiting (139 people, 23.05%)
  • Fatigue (129 people, 21.39%)
  • Arthralgia (85 people, 14.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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