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Review: could Vitamin b12 cause Frequent bowel movements (Diarrhea)?

Summary: Frequent bowel movements 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 Folic acid, and have Multiple myeloma. We study 2,501 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 96 have Frequent bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Frequent bowel movements and more.

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Vitamin b12

Vitamin b12 has active ingredients of cobalamin. It is often used in vitamin b12 deficiency. (latest outcomes from 3,003 Vitamin b12 users)

Frequent bowel movements

Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 139,378 Frequent bowel movements patients)

On May, 14, 2015: 2,501 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin b12. Among them, 35 people (1.40%) have Frequent Bowel Movements.

Trend of Frequent bowel movements in Vitamin b12 reports

Time on Vitamin b12 when people have Frequent bowel movements * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Frequent bowel movements14.29%14.29%14.29%0.00%57.14%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Vitamin b12 * :

FemaleMale
Frequent bowel movements63.89%36.11%

Age of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Vitamin b12 * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Frequent bowel movements2.70%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.70%21.62%24.32%48.65%

Severity of Frequent bowel movements when taking Vitamin b12 ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Frequent bowel movements12.50%37.50%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Frequent bowel movements ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Frequent bowel movements0.00%14.29%85.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (5 people, 14.29%)
  2. High blood cholesterol (4 people, 11.43%)
  3. Pain (3 people, 8.57%)
  4. Depression (3 people, 8.57%)
  5. Non-small cell lung cancer (3 people, 8.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (11 people, 31.43%)
  2. Vitamin d (9 people, 25.71%)
  3. Synthroid (6 people, 17.14%)
  4. Prednisone (6 people, 17.14%)
  5. Oxycontin (5 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • watery brown stools approximately 2 hours after eating; no abdominal cramping or nausea; active bowel sounds start in right upper quadrant; no blood noticed in stool

    Reply

  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • I believe alot of my symptoms are related but after seeing 7 different specialists and them running many different tests I still don't have a diagnosis. Many of the tests are abnormal but nothing seems to fit completely together. My gastroenterologist is referring me to a surgeon for severe gastro reflux that can't be controlled with medication. I can't take the ferrous sulfate because of nausea.

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    rossta75 on Jul, 21, 2014:

    I'm not sure what state you live in but I have researched this same issue and THC the active ingredient in Marijuana and a few other active chemicals will calm the stomach and increase appetite. I'm not a user but I am considering it under medical advice.

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