Review: could Vitamin b12 cause Hair thinning (Hair loss)?
Summary: Hair thinning 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 Vitamin d, and have High blood pressure.
We study 2,493 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 27 have Hair thinning. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more.
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Vitamin b12 has active ingredients of cobalamin. It is often used in vitamin b12 deficiency. (latest outcomes from 2,991 Vitamin b12 users)
Hair thinning has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,736 Hair thinning patients)
On Apr, 17, 2015: 2,493 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin b12. Among them, 27 people (1.08%) have Hair Thinning.
Time on Vitamin b12 when people have Hair thinning * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair thinning||20.00%||0.00%||20.00%||10.00%||30.00%||20.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair thinning when taking Vitamin b12 * :
|Hair thinning||88.89%||11.11% |
Age of people who have Hair thinning when taking Vitamin b12 * :
|Hair thinning||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.35%||13.04%||17.39%||30.43%||34.78% |
Severity of Hair thinning when taking Vitamin b12 ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair thinning||10.00%||50.00%||40.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair thinning ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair thinning||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- High blood pressure (3 people, 11.11%)
- Hypothyroidism (2 people, 7.41%)
- Menopause hot flashes (2 people, 7.41%)
- Anxiety (2 people, 7.41%)
- Hair loss (2 people, 7.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Vitamin d (8 people, 29.63%)
- Vitamin e (6 people, 22.22%)
- Zoloft (4 people, 14.81%)
- Folic acid (4 people, 14.81%)
- Vitamin b6 (4 people, 14.81%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Simvastatin for a 56-year old woman with High Blood Cholesterol. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Actemra for a 50-year old woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Insomnia, Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness, Fluid Retention, Sjogren's Syndrome, Scleroedema, Raynaud's Phenomenon, Hair Loss
- A study of drug interactions between Melatonin, Vitamin B12, Zyrtec Allergy, Flonase for a 63-year old woman with Insomnia, Fatigue - Chronic, Allergy, Allergic Sinusitis. The patient has Numbness In Hands Or Feet, Headache, Blurred Vision
- A study of drug interactions between Vitamin B12, Co-codamol, Simvastatin, Ranitidine, Perindopril Erbumine, Prozac for a 75-year old man with Low Egfr, Pain, Hypercholesterolaemia, Hyperacidity, Blood Pressure Increased, Depression. The patient has Depression, Loss Of Bladder Control
- A study of side effects of Candesartan Cilexetil for a 68-year old man with Hypertension. The patient has Hair Loss
Recent Vitamin b12 related drug comparison:
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