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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 2,474 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

Vitamin b12 has active ingredients of cobalamin. It is often used in vitamin b12 deficiency. (latest outcomes from 2,965 Vitamin b12 users)

Hair thinning

Hair thinning has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,665 Hair thinning patients)

On Jan, 11, 2015: 2,458 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin b12. Among them, 27 people (1.10%) have Hair Thinning.

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 thinning20.00%0.00%20.00%10.00%30.00%20.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair thinning88.89%11.11%

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%4.35%13.04%17.39%30.43%34.78%

Severity of Hair thinning when taking Vitamin b12 ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair thinning10.00%50.00%40.00%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. High blood pressure (3 people, 11.11%)
  2. Hypothyroidism (2 people, 7.41%)
  3. Menopause hot flashes (2 people, 7.41%)
  4. Anxiety (2 people, 7.41%)
  5. Hair loss (2 people, 7.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vitamin d (8 people, 29.63%)
  2. Vitamin e (6 people, 22.22%)
  3. Zoloft (4 people, 14.81%)
  4. Folic acid (4 people, 14.81%)
  5. Vitamin b6 (4 people, 14.81%)

* 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):

  • Have had continued hair loss for the last 5 years. It started slowly in the front of scalp but am now losing hair all over my head. Am wondering if it is the Clonidine causing this problem. Am taking Clonidine for Menopausal Hot Flashes.

    Reply

  • From this study (10 months ago):

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

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    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

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