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Review: could Vitamin b12 cause Hair thinning?

We study 2,389 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 23 have Hair thinning. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more.

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Vitamin b12

Vitamin b12 (latest outcomes from 2,878 users) has active ingredients of cobalamin. It is often used in vitamin b12 deficiency.

Hair thinning

Hair thinning (latest reports from 228,142 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Jul, 20, 2014: 2,387 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin b12. Among them, 23 people (0.96%) have Hair Thinning. They amount to 0.01% of all the 228,095 people who have Hair Thinning on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair thinning in Vitamin b12 reports

Time on Vitamin b12 when people have Hair thinning * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair thinning0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%50.00%16.67%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hair thinning when taking Vitamin b12 * :

FemaleMale
Hair thinning86.96%13.04%

Age of people who have Hair thinning when taking Vitamin b12 * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair thinning0.00%0.00%0.00%5.26%15.79%10.53%31.58%36.84%

Severity of Hair thinning when taking Vitamin b12 ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair thinning16.67%16.67%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair thinning ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair thinning0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (2 people, 8.70%)
  2. Depression (2 people, 8.70%)
  3. Anxiety (2 people, 8.70%)
  4. Pain - back (2 people, 8.70%)
  5. Spasticity (1 people, 4.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zoloft (4 people, 17.39%)
  2. Vitamin d (4 people, 17.39%)
  3. Vitamin e (4 people, 17.39%)
  4. Coumadin (3 people, 13.04%)
  5. Lasix (3 people, 13.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

    Reply

    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • Starting experiencing severe hair loss approximately 3 weeks ago. Huge clumps of hair are falling out.

    Reply

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