Could Vitamin c cause Anxiety - from FDA reports


Summary

Anxiety is found among people who take Vitamin C, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Vitamin D, and have Depression . We study 18,576 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin c from FDA. Among them, 587 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Vitamin C

Vitamin c has active ingredients of l-ascorbic acid. It is often used in vitamin supplementation. (latest outcomes from Vitamin c 18,847 users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, osteoporosis, pain (latest reports from 292,073 Anxiety patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

18,576 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin C.
Among them, 587 people (3.16%) have Anxiety


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin c cause Anxiety?

Time on Vitamin C when people have Anxiety *:

  • < 1 month: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.83 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.17 %
  • 10+ years: 20.83 %

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Vitamin C *:

  • female: 77.3 %
  • male: 22.7 %

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Vitamin C *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.39 %
  • 20-29: 8.68 %
  • 30-39: 11.5 %
  • 40-49: 15.62 %
  • 50-59: 24.51 %
  • 60+: 37.31 %

Severity of Anxiety **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 53.33 %
  • severe: 40.0 %
  • most severe: 6.67 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (149 people, 25.38%)
  • Fish Oil (91 people, 15.50%)
  • Calcium (86 people, 14.65%)
  • Vitamin E (84 people, 14.31%)
  • Vitamin B12 (72 people, 12.27%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (53 people, 9.03%)
  • Depression (53 people, 9.03%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (47 people, 8.01%)
  • Birth Control (46 people, 7.84%)
  • High Blood Pressure (45 people, 7.67%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (179 people, 30.49%)
  • Fatigue (144 people, 24.53%)
  • Insomnia (137 people, 23.34%)
  • Depression (129 people, 21.98%)
  • Headache (111 people, 18.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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