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Review: could Vitamin b12 cause Headaches (Headache)?





Summary: Headaches is found among people who take Vitamin b12, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Vitamin d, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 2,441 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 53 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches 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 Vitamin b12 2,941 users)

Headaches

Headaches (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Headaches 168,596 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 2,430 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin b12. Among them, 53 people (2.18%) have Headaches.

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
Headaches13.33%26.67%40.00%6.67%6.67%0.00%6.67%

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

FemaleMale
Headaches89.09%10.91%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headaches0.00%0.00%0.00%2.04%12.24%12.24%26.53%46.94%

Severity of Headaches when taking Vitamin b12 ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headaches6.67%53.33%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Headaches ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headaches0.00%30.00%70.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (7 people, 13.21%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (5 people, 9.43%)
  3. Depression (4 people, 7.55%)
  4. Hyperphosphataemia (3 people, 5.66%)
  5. Dementia alzheimer's type (3 people, 5.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vitamin d (14 people, 26.42%)
  2. Lipitor (13 people, 24.53%)
  3. Celebrex (9 people, 16.98%)
  4. Aspirin (8 people, 15.09%)
  5. Metformin hcl (7 people, 13.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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