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 < 1 month, also take medication Vitamin D, and have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease . We study 16,827 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin c from FDA and social media. Among them, 837 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 17,096 users)

Dyspnoea

Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, diarrhea, insomnia, pneumonia (latest reports from 274,240 Dyspnoea patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

16,827 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin C.
Among them, 837 people (4.97%) have Dyspnoea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin c cause Dyspnoea?

Time on Vitamin C when people have Dyspnoea *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.52 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.52 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 23.81 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 4.76 %

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

  • female: 69.4 %
  • male: 30.6 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.15 %
  • 10-19: 1.49 %
  • 20-29: 1.79 %
  • 30-39: 6.12 %
  • 40-49: 8.96 %
  • 50-59: 15.97 %
  • 60+: 65.52 %

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 *:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (90 people, 10.75%)
  • Asthma (75 people, 8.96%)
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (68 people, 8.12%)
  • Hypertension (64 people, 7.65%)
  • Pain (47 people, 5.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (195 people, 23.30%)
  • Calcium (146 people, 17.44%)
  • Vitamin E (121 people, 14.46%)
  • Vitamin B12 (116 people, 13.86%)
  • Fish Oil (114 people, 13.62%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (205 people, 24.49%)
  • Nausea (136 people, 16.25%)
  • Dizziness (123 people, 14.70%)
  • Asthenia (104 people, 12.43%)
  • Diarrhoea (100 people, 11.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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