Review: could Vitamin B6 cause Frequent Bowel Movements?


Frequent bowel movements is found among people who take Vitamin B6, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Breast cancer . We study 3,499 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b6 from FDA and social media. Among them, 199 have Frequent bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Frequent bowel movements and more.

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Vitamin B6

Vitamin b6 has active ingredients of pyridoxine. It is often used in vitamin supplementation. (latest outcomes from Vitamin b6 3,385 users)

Frequent Bowel Movements

Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, constipation, abdominal pain, dehydration (latest reports from 159,869 Frequent bowel movements patients).

On Aug, 19, 2016

3,499 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B6.
Among them, 199 people (5.69%) have Frequent Bowel Movements

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin b6 cause Frequent bowel movements?

Time on Vitamin B6 when people have Frequent Bowel Movements *:

  • < 1 month: 71.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 14.29 %

Gender of people who have Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Vitamin B6 *:

  • female: 56.63 %
  • male: 43.37 %

Age of people who have Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Vitamin B6 *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.86 %
  • 30-39: 4.97 %
  • 40-49: 12.42 %
  • 50-59: 27.33 %
  • 60+: 53.42 %

Severity if Frequent Bowel Movements when taking Vitamin B6 **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (15 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (14 people)
  • Hiv Infection (13 people)
  • Colon Cancer (13 people)
  • Hypertension (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin E (27 people)
  • Folic Acid (27 people)
  • Aspirin (27 people)
  • Xeloda (23 people)
  • Lasix (22 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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