Review: could Vitamin D cause Palpitations?


Palpitations 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 Hypertension . We study 16,816 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 196 have Palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Palpitations 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)


Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, heart palpitations, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 58,984 Palpitations patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

16,816 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin D.
Among them, 196 people (1.17%) have Palpitations

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin d cause Palpitations?

Time on Vitamin D when people have Palpitations *:

  • < 1 month: 12.2 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.51 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.63 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.51 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.95 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.76 %
  • 10+ years: 2.44 %

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

  • female: 84.46 %
  • male: 15.54 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.3 %
  • 10-19: 1.3 %
  • 20-29: 4.55 %
  • 30-39: 10.39 %
  • 40-49: 14.94 %
  • 50-59: 24.03 %
  • 60+: 43.51 %

Severity if Palpitations when taking Vitamin D **:

  • least: 7.69 %
  • moderate: 64.1 %
  • severe: 25.64 %
  • most severe: 2.56 %

How people recovered from Palpitations **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (23 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (19 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (19 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (17 people)
  • Osteoporosis (16 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Calcium (52 people)
  • Aspirin (42 people)
  • Synthroid (32 people)
  • Vitamin C (31 people)
  • Fish Oil (29 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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