Review: could Vitamin D cause Arrhythmia?


Summary

Arrhythmia is found among people who take Vitamin D, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Calcium, and have Osteoporosis . We study 16,816 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 169 have Arrhythmia. Find out below who they are, when they have Arrhythmia and more.

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Vitamin D

Vitamin d has active ingredients of ergocalciferol. It is often used in rickets. (latest outcomes from Vitamin d 13,625 users)

Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, weakness, diarrhea, chest pain (latest reports from 84,354 Arrhythmia patients).

On Aug, 21, 2016

16,816 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin D.
Among them, 169 people (1.0%) have Arrhythmia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin d cause Arrhythmia?

Time on Vitamin D when people have Arrhythmia *:

  • < 1 month: 5.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.56 %
  • 10+ years: 5.56 %

Gender of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Vitamin D *:

  • female: 71.69 %
  • male: 28.31 %

Age of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Vitamin D *:

  • 0-1: 0.78 %
  • 2-9: 1.55 %
  • 10-19: 3.1 %
  • 20-29: 6.2 %
  • 30-39: 10.08 %
  • 40-49: 13.95 %
  • 50-59: 15.5 %
  • 60+: 48.84 %

Severity if Arrhythmia when taking Vitamin D **:

  • least: 16.67 %
  • moderate: 55.56 %
  • severe: 27.78 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Arrhythmia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 21.43 %
  • not yet: 78.57 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (32 people)
  • Hypertension (30 people)
  • Vitamin D Deficiency (15 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (15 people)
  • Pain (14 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Calcium (49 people)
  • Aspirin (30 people)
  • Prednisone (29 people)
  • Prilosec (25 people)
  • Zometa (20 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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