Review: could Vitamin C cause Anxiety?


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 Anxiety . We study 16,828 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin c from FDA and social media. Among them, 532 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 17,096 users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 283,884 Anxiety patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

16,828 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin C.
Among them, 532 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: 76.44 %
  • male: 23.56 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.64 %
  • 20-29: 8.41 %
  • 30-39: 11.06 %
  • 40-49: 14.66 %
  • 50-59: 23.8 %
  • 60+: 39.42 %

Severity if Anxiety when taking Vitamin C **:

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

How people recovered from Anxiety **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (53 people, 9.96%)
  • Depression (49 people, 9.21%)
  • Pain (45 people, 8.46%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (45 people, 8.46%)
  • Contraception (42 people, 7.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (131 people, 24.62%)
  • Fish Oil (82 people, 15.41%)
  • Vitamin E (77 people, 14.47%)
  • Calcium (76 people, 14.29%)
  • Vitamin D3 (66 people, 12.41%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (170 people, 31.95%)
  • Insomnia (124 people, 23.31%)
  • Fatigue (121 people, 22.74%)
  • Depression (119 people, 22.37%)
  • Headache (100 people, 18.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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