Review: could Vitamin D cause Lightheadedness?


Lightheadedness 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 Hypertension . We study 16,816 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 777 have Lightheadedness. Find out below who they are, when they have Lightheadedness 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)


Lightheadedness (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness and/or feeling that one may be about to faint) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, urinary tract infection, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 193,181 Lightheadedness patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

16,816 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin D.
Among them, 777 people (4.62%) have Lightheadedness

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin d cause Lightheadedness?

Time on Vitamin D when people have Lightheadedness *:

  • < 1 month: 10.28 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.23 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.08 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.43 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.28 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 77.01 %
  • male: 22.99 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.28 %
  • 20-29: 3.19 %
  • 30-39: 6.55 %
  • 40-49: 15.5 %
  • 50-59: 24.28 %
  • 60+: 49.2 %

Severity if Lightheadedness when taking Vitamin D **:

  • least: 17.76 %
  • moderate: 58.88 %
  • severe: 18.69 %
  • most severe: 4.67 %

How people recovered from Lightheadedness **:

  • while on drug: 1.41 %
  • after off the drug: 5.63 %
  • not yet: 92.96 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (97 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (87 people)
  • Osteoporosis (78 people)
  • Depression (74 people)
  • Pain (70 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Calcium (177 people)
  • Aspirin (127 people)
  • Fish Oil (102 people)
  • Vitamin C (98 people)
  • Multivitamin (98 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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