Vitamin d and Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Vitamin D, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Calcium, and have Osteoporosis . We study 48,141 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA. Among them, 1,091 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation 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 52,674 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,620 Constipation patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

48,141 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin D.
Among them, 1,091 people (2.27%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin d cause Constipation?

Time on Vitamin D when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 37.5 %
  • 10+ years: 12.5 %

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

  • female: 76.11 %
  • male: 23.89 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.37 %
  • 10-19: 1.62 %
  • 20-29: 1.87 %
  • 30-39: 4.11 %
  • 40-49: 11.1 %
  • 50-59: 18.33 %
  • 60+: 62.59 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (153 people, 14.02%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (133 people, 12.19%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (98 people, 8.98%)
  • Pain (96 people, 8.80%)
  • High Blood Pressure (96 people, 8.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Calcium (241 people, 22.09%)
  • Vitamin B12 (132 people, 12.10%)
  • Vitamin C (130 people, 11.92%)
  • Fish Oil (112 people, 10.27%)
  • Synthroid (108 people, 9.90%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (310 people, 28.41%)
  • Nausea (251 people, 23.01%)
  • Diarrhea (238 people, 21.81%)
  • Weakness (213 people, 19.52%)
  • Headache (182 people, 16.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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