Review: could Vitamin C cause Vertigo?


Vertigo 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 Hypertension . We study 6,060 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin c from FDA and social media. Among them, 277 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo 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)


Vertigo has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 179,674 Vertigo patients).

On Aug, 21, 2016

6,060 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin C.
Among them, 277 people (4.57%) have Vertigo

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin c cause Vertigo?

Time on Vitamin C when people have Vertigo *:

  • < 1 month: 3.85 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.92 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.85 %
  • 10+ years: 19.23 %

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

  • female: 69.92 %
  • male: 30.08 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.26 %
  • 20-29: 1.81 %
  • 30-39: 9.5 %
  • 40-49: 10.86 %
  • 50-59: 23.08 %
  • 60+: 52.49 %

Severity if Vertigo when taking Vitamin C **:

  • least: 12 %
  • moderate: 68 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Vertigo **:

  • while on drug: 11.11 %
  • after off the drug: 11.11 %
  • not yet: 77.78 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (34 people)
  • Osteoporosis (27 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (26 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (24 people)
  • Depression (21 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (98 people)
  • Calcium (55 people)
  • Vitamin E (51 people)
  • Fish Oil (45 people)
  • Aspirin (45 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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