Review: could Vitamin C cause Tinnitus?


Summary

Tinnitus 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 Depression . We study 16,828 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin c from FDA and social media. Among them, 125 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus 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 17,095 users)

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, drug ineffective, insomnia, memory loss (latest reports from 27,400 Tinnitus patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

16,828 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin C.
Among them, 125 people (0.74%) have Tinnitus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin c cause Tinnitus?

Time on Vitamin C when people have Tinnitus *:

  • < 1 month: 15.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.69 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30.77 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.38 %
  • 10+ years: 15.38 %

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

  • female: 62.3 %
  • male: 37.7 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.7 %
  • 20-29: 5.56 %
  • 30-39: 2.78 %
  • 40-49: 14.81 %
  • 50-59: 25.93 %
  • 60+: 47.22 %

Severity if Tinnitus when taking Vitamin C **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 53.85 %
  • severe: 30.77 %
  • most severe: 15.38 %

How people recovered from Tinnitus **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 8.33 %
  • not yet: 91.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (11 people, 8.80%)
  • Hypertension (10 people, 8.00%)
  • Sinusitis (8 people, 6.40%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (7 people, 5.60%)
  • Hypothyroidism (6 people, 4.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (41 people, 32.80%)
  • Fish Oil (30 people, 24.00%)
  • Vitamin E (24 people, 19.20%)
  • Magnesium (21 people, 16.80%)
  • Vitamin B12 (17 people, 13.60%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (32 people, 25.60%)
  • Dizziness (27 people, 21.60%)
  • Arthralgia (27 people, 21.60%)
  • Insomnia (23 people, 18.40%)
  • Nausea (22 people, 17.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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