Vitamin d and Loss of balance - from FDA reports


Summary

Loss of balance is found among people who take Vitamin D, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Calcium, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 48,141 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA. Among them, 2,592 have Loss of balance. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of balance 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 52,643 users)

Loss Of Balance

Loss of balance has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, osteoporosis, pain (latest reports from 271,948 Loss of balance patients).

On Jan, 21, 2017

48,141 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin D.
Among them, 2,592 people (5.38%) have Loss Of Balance


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin d cause Loss of balance?

Time on Vitamin D when people have Loss Of Balance *:

  • < 1 month: 40 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 20 %
  • 10+ years: 20 %

Gender of people who have Loss Of Balance when taking Vitamin D *:

  • female: 79.1 %
  • male: 20.9 %

Age of people who have Loss Of Balance when taking Vitamin D *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.23 %
  • 20-29: 3.78 %
  • 30-39: 7.47 %
  • 40-49: 12.33 %
  • 50-59: 23.23 %
  • 60+: 51.96 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (358 people, 13.81%)
  • Osteoporosis (305 people, 11.77%)
  • High Blood Pressure (222 people, 8.56%)
  • Pain (175 people, 6.75%)
  • Gait Disturbance (173 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Calcium (554 people, 21.37%)
  • Vitamin B12 (289 people, 11.15%)
  • Vitamin C (272 people, 10.49%)
  • Ampyra (252 people, 9.72%)
  • Fish Oil (247 people, 9.53%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (710 people, 27.39%)
  • Fatigue (641 people, 24.73%)
  • Headache (549 people, 21.18%)
  • Weakness (512 people, 19.75%)
  • Fall (316 people, 12.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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