Review: could Vitamin B12 cause Urinary Incontinence?


Summary

Urinary incontinence 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 Folic Acid, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 3,838 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 25 have Urinary incontinence. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary incontinence 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)

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination) has been reported by people with constipation, drug ineffective, dry mouth, urinary tract infection, weakness (latest reports from 17,956 Urinary incontinence patients).

On Jul, 23, 2016

3,838 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B12.
Among them, 25 people (0.65%) have Urinary Incontinence


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin b12 cause Urinary incontinence?

Time on Vitamin B12 when people have Urinary Incontinence *:

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

Gender of people who have Urinary Incontinence when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • female: 76 %
  • male: 24 %

Age of people who have Urinary Incontinence when taking Vitamin B12 *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 5 %
  • 40-49: 5 %
  • 50-59: 30 %
  • 60+: 60 %

Severity if Urinary Incontinence when taking Vitamin B12 **:

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

How people recovered from Urinary Incontinence **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (4 people)
  • Pain (3 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (3 people)
  • Depression (3 people)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (6 people)
  • Vitamin E (5 people)
  • Prilosec (5 people)
  • Prozac (4 people)
  • Lasix (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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