Review: could Vitamin b12 cause Flushing (Skin blushing/flushing)?
Summary: Flushing is found among people who take Vitamin b12, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Niaspan, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 2,493 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Flushing. Find out below who they are, when they have Flushing and more.
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Vitamin b12 has active ingredients of cobalamin. It is often used in vitamin b12 deficiency. (latest outcomes from 2,996 Vitamin b12 users)
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia. (latest reports from 45,068 Flushing patients)
On Apr, 25, 2015: 2,493 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin b12. Among them, 40 people (1.60%) have Flushing.
Time on Vitamin b12 when people have Flushing * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Flushing when taking Vitamin b12 * :
Age of people who have Flushing when taking Vitamin b12 * :
Severity of Flushing when taking Vitamin b12 ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Flushing ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (4 people, 10.00%)
- Non-small cell lung cancer (2 people, 5.00%)
- Depression (2 people, 5.00%)
- Acid reflux (2 people, 5.00%)
- Temporal lobe epilepsy (1 people, 2.50%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Niaspan (21 people, 52.50%)
- Aspirin (13 people, 32.50%)
- Vitamin e (11 people, 27.50%)
- Folic acid (9 people, 22.50%)
- Vitamin b6 (8 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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