Review: could Vitamin B6 cause Muscular Weakness?


Muscular weakness is found among people who take Vitamin B6, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Folic Acid, and have Hypertension . We study 3,499 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b6 from FDA and social media. Among them, 236 have Muscular weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscular weakness 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 3,603 users)

Muscular Weakness

Muscular weakness (muscle weakness) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, feeling abnormal, chest pain, tremor (latest reports from 211,923 Muscular weakness patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

3,499 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B6.
Among them, 236 people (6.74%) have Muscular Weakness

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin b6 cause Muscular weakness?

Time on Vitamin B6 when people have Muscular Weakness *:

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

Gender of people who have Muscular Weakness when taking Vitamin B6 *:

  • female: 57.58 %
  • male: 42.42 %

Age of people who have Muscular Weakness when taking Vitamin B6 *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.5 %
  • 10-19: 0.5 %
  • 20-29: 4.5 %
  • 30-39: 5.5 %
  • 40-49: 14.0 %
  • 50-59: 23.5 %
  • 60+: 51.5 %

Severity if Muscular Weakness when taking Vitamin B6 **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 57.14 %
  • severe: 28.57 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

How people recovered from Muscular Weakness **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (21 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (17 people)
  • Pain (13 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (11 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (10 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Folic Acid (61 people)
  • Vitamin B12 (37 people)
  • Vitamin E (35 people)
  • Vitamin B-12 (34 people)
  • Lipitor (33 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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