Review: could Vitamin C cause Dyspnoea?


Summary

Dyspnoea 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 Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 6,643 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin c from FDA and social media. Among them, 307 have Dyspnoea. Find out below who they are, when they have Dyspnoea 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 6,306 users)

Dyspnoea

Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, diarrhea, chest pain, pain in extremity (latest reports from 201,658 Dyspnoea patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

6,643 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin C.
Among them, 307 people (4.62%) have Dyspnoea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin c cause Dyspnoea?

Time on Vitamin C when people have Dyspnoea *:

  • < 1 month: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 42.86 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 69.23 %
  • male: 30.77 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.17 %
  • 20-29: 3.91 %
  • 30-39: 7.83 %
  • 40-49: 8.7 %
  • 50-59: 16.96 %
  • 60+: 60.43 %

Severity if Dyspnoea when taking Vitamin C **:

  • least: 10 %
  • moderate: 60 %
  • severe: 10 %
  • most severe: 20 %

How people recovered from Dyspnoea **:

  • while on drug: 16.67 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 83.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (29 people, 9.45%)
  • Asthma (27 people, 8.79%)
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (26 people, 8.47%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (23 people, 7.49%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (23 people, 7.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (66 people, 21.50%)
  • Vitamin D (64 people, 20.85%)
  • Calcium (54 people, 17.59%)
  • Vitamin E (50 people, 16.29%)
  • Folic Acid (43 people, 14.01%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (68 people, 22.15%)
  • Nausea (59 people, 19.22%)
  • Pain (49 people, 15.96%)
  • Dizziness (46 people, 14.98%)
  • Anxiety (44 people, 14.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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