Review: could Vitamin D cause Scleroderma?


Summary

Scleroderma is found among people who take Vitamin D, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Synthroid, and have Depression . We study 16,816 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 11 have Scleroderma. Find out below who they are, when they have Scleroderma 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)

Scleroderma

Scleroderma (hard skin) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, pain, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 2,968 Scleroderma patients).

On Aug, 21, 2016

16,816 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin D.
Among them, 11 people (0.07%) have Scleroderma


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin d cause Scleroderma?

Time on Vitamin D when people have Scleroderma *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 90.91 %
  • male: 9.09 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 42.86 %
  • 60+: 42.86 %

Severity if Scleroderma when taking Vitamin D **:

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

How people recovered from Scleroderma **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (3 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (3 people)
  • Depression (3 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (2 people)
  • Anxiety (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (5 people)
  • Prilosec (4 people)
  • Paxil (4 people)
  • Nexium (4 people)
  • Aciphex (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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