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Review: could Vitamin b12 cause Sleepiness (Drowsiness)?





Summary: Sleepiness is found among people who take Vitamin b12, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lyrica, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 2,441 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b12 from FDA and social media. Among them, 26 have Sleepiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleepiness 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)

Sleepiness

Sleepiness (excess sleeping) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Sleepiness 68,687 patients)

On Dec, 17, 2014: 2,441 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin b12. Among them, 26 people (1.07%) have Sleepiness.

Trend of Sleepiness in Vitamin b12 reports

Time on Vitamin b12 when people have Sleepiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleepiness0.00%37.50%25.00%0.00%12.50%12.50%12.50%

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

FemaleMale
Sleepiness73.08%26.92%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleepiness0.00%0.00%0.00%8.33%4.17%8.33%25.00%54.17%

Severity of Sleepiness when taking Vitamin b12 ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleepiness0.00%25.00%62.50%12.50%

How people recovered from Sleepiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleepiness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (3 people, 11.54%)
  2. Anxiety (2 people, 7.69%)
  3. Neuropathy (2 people, 7.69%)
  4. Pain (2 people, 7.69%)
  5. High blood pressure (2 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lyrica (5 people, 19.23%)
  2. Folic acid (4 people, 15.38%)
  3. Thalomid (4 people, 15.38%)
  4. Synthroid (4 people, 15.38%)
  5. Morphine sulfate (3 people, 11.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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