Review: could Vitamin D cause Irregular Heartbeat?


Summary

Irregular heartbeat is found among people who take Vitamin D, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Calcium, and have Osteoporosis . We study 46,507 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 535 have Irregular heartbeat. Find out below who they are, when they have Irregular heartbeat 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 47,422 users)

Irregular Heartbeat

Irregular heartbeat has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, chest pain, pain, weakness, heart palpitations (latest reports from 73,240 Irregular heartbeat patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

46,507 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin D.
Among them, 535 people (1.15%) have Irregular Heartbeat


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin d cause Irregular heartbeat?

Time on Vitamin D when people have Irregular Heartbeat *:

  • < 1 month: 11.9 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.05 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.43 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.52 %
  • 10+ years: 2.38 %

Gender of people who have Irregular Heartbeat when taking Vitamin D *:

  • female: 88.83 %
  • male: 11.17 %

Age of people who have Irregular Heartbeat when taking Vitamin D *:

  • 0-1: 0.24 %
  • 2-9: 0.47 %
  • 10-19: 1.18 %
  • 20-29: 5.45 %
  • 30-39: 8.06 %
  • 40-49: 13.51 %
  • 50-59: 23.7 %
  • 60+: 47.39 %

Severity if Irregular Heartbeat when taking Vitamin D **:

  • least: 7.5 %
  • moderate: 65.0 %
  • severe: 25.0 %
  • most severe: 2.5 %

How people recovered from Irregular Heartbeat **:

  • while on drug: 20 %
  • after off the drug: 4 %
  • not yet: 76 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (74 people, 13.83%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (53 people, 9.91%)
  • Hypertension (44 people, 8.22%)
  • Depression (36 people, 6.73%)
  • Pain (29 people, 5.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Calcium (123 people, 22.99%)
  • Fish Oil (65 people, 12.15%)
  • Vitamin C (64 people, 11.96%)
  • Synthroid (60 people, 11.21%)
  • Vitamin B12 (57 people, 10.65%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (129 people, 24.11%)
  • Headache (113 people, 21.12%)
  • Fatigue (113 people, 21.12%)
  • Dizziness (112 people, 20.93%)
  • Nausea (93 people, 17.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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