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 2,458 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 94 have Frequent bowel movements. Find out below who they are, when they have Frequent bowel movements and more.
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Vitamin b12 has active ingredients of cobalamin. It is often used in vitamin b12 deficiency. (latest outcomes from 2,965 Vitamin b12 users)
Frequent bowel movements
Frequent bowel movements has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,247 Frequent bowel movements patients)
On Jan, 12, 2015: 2,458 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin b12. Among them, 34 people (1.38%) have Frequent Bowel Movements.
Time on Vitamin b12 when people have Frequent bowel movements * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Frequent bowel movements||16.67%||16.67%||16.67%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Vitamin b12 * :
|Frequent bowel movements||62.86%||37.14% |
Age of people who have Frequent bowel movements when taking Vitamin b12 * :
|Frequent bowel movements||2.78%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.78%||19.44%||25.00%||50.00% |
Severity of Frequent bowel movements when taking Vitamin b12 ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Frequent bowel movements||14.29%||28.57%||57.14%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Frequent bowel movements ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Frequent bowel movements||0.00%||16.67%||83.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (5 people, 14.71%)
- High blood cholesterol (4 people, 11.76%)
- Non-small cell lung cancer (3 people, 8.82%)
- Crohn's disease (2 people, 5.88%)
- Depression (2 people, 5.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (11 people, 32.35%)
- Vitamin d (8 people, 23.53%)
- Prednisone (6 people, 17.65%)
- Synthroid (6 people, 17.65%)
- Lasix (5 people, 14.71%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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