Review: could Vitamin D cause Pneumonia?


Summary

Pneumonia 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 Plasma cell myeloma . We study 46,508 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,075 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Pneumonia 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 47,417 users)

Pneumonia

Pneumonia has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, thrombocytopenia, drug ineffective (latest reports from 168,533 Pneumonia patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

46,508 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin D.
Among them, 1,075 people (2.31%) have Pneumonia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin d cause Pneumonia?

Time on Vitamin D when people have Pneumonia *:

  • < 1 month: 6.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.75 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 31.25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.5 %
  • 10+ years: 6.25 %

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

  • female: 66.48 %
  • male: 33.52 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.36 %
  • 2-9: 0.72 %
  • 10-19: 1.45 %
  • 20-29: 2.65 %
  • 30-39: 4.83 %
  • 40-49: 9.65 %
  • 50-59: 19.54 %
  • 60+: 60.8 %

Severity if Pneumonia when taking Vitamin D **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Pneumonia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (163 people, 15.16%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (118 people, 10.98%)
  • Hypertension (118 people, 10.98%)
  • Pain (107 people, 9.95%)
  • Osteoporosis (94 people, 8.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Calcium (238 people, 22.14%)
  • Aspirin. (161 people, 14.98%)
  • Revlimid (129 people, 12.00%)
  • Vitamin B12 (123 people, 11.44%)
  • Lasix (117 people, 10.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (150 people, 13.95%)
  • Fatigue (126 people, 11.72%)
  • Cough (118 people, 10.98%)
  • Asthenia (100 people, 9.30%)
  • Fall (93 people, 8.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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