Review: could Vitamin D cause Difficulty Breathing?


Summary

Difficulty breathing is found among people who take Vitamin D, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Calcium, and have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease . We study 46,508 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,005 have Difficulty breathing. Find out below who they are, when they have Difficulty breathing and more.

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Vitamin D

Vitamin d has active ingredients of ergocalciferol. It is often used in vitamin supplementation. (latest outcomes from Vitamin d 47,419 users)

Difficulty Breathing

Difficulty breathing has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, chest pain, pain, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 274,240 Difficulty breathing patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

46,508 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin D.
Among them, 2,005 people (4.31%) have Difficulty Breathing


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin d cause Difficulty breathing?

Time on Vitamin D when people have Difficulty Breathing *:

  • < 1 month: 12.24 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.61 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.16 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.16 %
  • 10+ years: 4.08 %

Gender of people who have Difficulty Breathing when taking Vitamin D *:

  • female: 74.55 %
  • male: 25.45 %

Age of people who have Difficulty Breathing when taking Vitamin D *:

  • 0-1: 0.62 %
  • 2-9: 0.25 %
  • 10-19: 1.37 %
  • 20-29: 3.37 %
  • 30-39: 5.24 %
  • 40-49: 9.05 %
  • 50-59: 20.22 %
  • 60+: 59.86 %

Severity if Difficulty Breathing when taking Vitamin D **:

  • least: 10.53 %
  • moderate: 65.79 %
  • severe: 23.68 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Difficulty Breathing **:

  • while on drug: 7.41 %
  • after off the drug: 7.41 %
  • not yet: 85.19 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (215 people, 10.72%)
  • Hypertension (204 people, 10.17%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (154 people, 7.68%)
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (146 people, 7.28%)
  • Pain (146 people, 7.28%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Calcium (423 people, 21.10%)
  • Aspirin. (217 people, 10.82%)
  • Lasix (210 people, 10.47%)
  • Vitamin B12 (197 people, 9.83%)
  • Synthroid (197 people, 9.83%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (397 people, 19.80%)
  • Nausea (266 people, 13.27%)
  • Cough (252 people, 12.57%)
  • Dizziness (243 people, 12.12%)
  • Chest Pain (242 people, 12.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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