Review: could Vitamin C cause Itching?


Itching is found among people who take Vitamin C, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Vitamin D, and have Vitamin supplementation . We study 6,060 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin c from FDA and social media. Among them, 184 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching 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 5,003 users)


Itching has been reported by people with fever, rashes, drug ineffective, malaise, fatigue (latest reports from 100,475 Itching patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

6,060 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin C.
Among them, 184 people (3.04%) have Itching

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin c cause Itching?

Time on Vitamin C when people have Itching *:

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

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

  • female: 73.18 %
  • male: 26.82 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.54 %
  • 20-29: 1.54 %
  • 30-39: 6.15 %
  • 40-49: 13.85 %
  • 50-59: 21.54 %
  • 60+: 55.38 %

Severity if Itching when taking Vitamin C **:

  • least: 16.67 %
  • moderate: 16.67 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 16.67 %

How people recovered from Itching **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Vitamin Supplementation (18 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (17 people)
  • Hypertension (16 people)
  • Pain (13 people)
  • Hepatitis C (13 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (52 people)
  • Vitamin E (41 people)
  • Calcium (38 people)
  • Fish Oil (32 people)
  • Multivitamin (30 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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