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Review: could Vitamin b12 cause Headaches?

Summary: Headaches could be caused by Vitamin b12, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Lipitor, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 2,344 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 49 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Vitamin b12

Vitamin b12 (latest outcomes from 2,832 users) has active ingredients of cobalamin. It is often used in vitamin b12 deficiency.

Headaches

Headaches (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,196,715 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 2,384 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin b12. Among them, 48 people (2.01%) have Headaches. They amount to 0.00% of all the 1,200,378 people who have Headaches on eHealthMe.

Trend of Headaches in Vitamin b12 reports

Time on Vitamin b12 when people have Headaches * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headaches10.00%20.00%60.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.00%

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Vitamin b12 * :

FemaleMale
Headaches90.00%10.00%

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Vitamin b12 * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headaches0.00%0.00%0.00%2.27%9.09%11.36%25.00%52.27%

Severity of Headaches when taking Vitamin b12 ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headaches0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Headaches ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headaches0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (7 people, 14.58%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (4 people, 8.33%)
  3. Dementia alzheimer's type (3 people, 6.25%)
  4. Hyperphosphataemia (3 people, 6.25%)
  5. Anxiety (3 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (12 people, 25.00%)
  2. Vitamin d (10 people, 20.83%)
  3. Aspirin (8 people, 16.67%)
  4. Celebrex (8 people, 16.67%)
  5. Metformin hcl (7 people, 14.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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