Vitamin c and Itching - from FDA reports


Summary

Itching is found among people who take Vitamin C, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Vitamin D, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 17,818 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin c from FDA. Among them, 521 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 18,882 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,376 Itching patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

17,818 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin C.
Among them, 521 people (2.92%) 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: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 57.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 74.46 %
  • male: 25.54 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.25 %
  • 10-19: 0.5 %
  • 20-29: 1.26 %
  • 30-39: 6.3 %
  • 40-49: 9.32 %
  • 50-59: 21.91 %
  • 60+: 60.45 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (49 people, 9.40%)
  • High Blood Pressure (45 people, 8.64%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (41 people, 7.87%)
  • Hepatitis C (31 people, 5.95%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (27 people, 5.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (151 people, 28.98%)
  • Calcium (95 people, 18.23%)
  • Vitamin E (91 people, 17.47%)
  • Vitamin B12 (86 people, 16.51%)
  • Fish Oil (82 people, 15.74%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (176 people, 33.78%)
  • Fatigue (89 people, 17.08%)
  • Nausea (77 people, 14.78%)
  • Headache (56 people, 10.75%)
  • Diarrhea (55 people, 10.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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