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 5 - 10 years, also take medication Calcium, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 16,816 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 345 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 17,667 users)

Pneumonia

Pneumonia has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, rashes, thrombocytopenia, weakness (latest reports from 126,781 Pneumonia patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

16,816 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin D.
Among them, 345 people (2.05%) have Pneumonia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin d cause Pneumonia?

Time on Vitamin D when people have Pneumonia *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 68.15 %
  • male: 31.85 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.78 %
  • 2-9: 0.39 %
  • 10-19: 3.11 %
  • 20-29: 3.89 %
  • 30-39: 7.0 %
  • 40-49: 11.67 %
  • 50-59: 19.07 %
  • 60+: 54.09 %

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 *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (56 people)
  • Pain (51 people)
  • Hypertension (49 people)
  • Osteoporosis (47 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (31 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Calcium (97 people)
  • Prednisone (90 people)
  • Folic Acid (63 people)
  • Aspirin (61 people)
  • Humira (45 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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