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Review: could Vitamin b12 cause Flushing?

Summary: Flushing could be caused by Vitamin b12, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Niaspan, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 2,344 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Flushing. Find out below who they are, when they have Flushing and more.

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On Apr, 16, 2014: 2,344 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin b12. Among them, 38 people (1.62%) have Flushing. They amount to 0.01% of all the 372,160 people who have Flushing on eHealthMe.

Trend of Flushing in Vitamin b12 reports

Time on Vitamin b12 when people have Flushing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Flushing0.00%50.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Flushing when taking Vitamin b12 * :

FemaleMale
Flushing64.10%35.90%

Age of people who have Flushing when taking Vitamin b12 * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Flushing0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.70%22.22%25.93%48.15%

Severity of Flushing when taking Vitamin b12 ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Flushing0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Flushing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Flushing0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (4 people, 10.53%)
  2. Non-small cell lung cancer (2 people, 5.26%)
  3. Ear congestion (1 people, 2.63%)
  4. General physical condition (1 people, 2.63%)
  5. Nasal congestion (1 people, 2.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Niaspan (21 people, 55.26%)
  2. Aspirin (13 people, 34.21%)
  3. Vitamin e (11 people, 28.95%)
  4. Folic acid (9 people, 23.68%)
  5. Vitamin b6 (8 people, 21.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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