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Review: could Vitamin d cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Vitamin d, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Multivitamin, and have Depression.

We study 1,922 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Vitamin d

Vitamin d (latest outcomes from 3,668 users) has active ingredients of ergocalciferol. It is often used in rickets.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,440 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 2,147 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin d. Among them, 33 people (1.54%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.01% of all the 504,723 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Vitamin d reports

Time on Vitamin d when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation19.05%42.86%9.52%4.76%9.52%14.29%0.00%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Vitamin d * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%12.12%30.30%12.12%12.12%33.33%

Severity of Constipation when taking Vitamin d ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation3.70%48.15%40.74%7.41%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%11.76%88.24%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (10 people, 30.30%)
  2. Constipation (5 people, 15.15%)
  3. Gerd (4 people, 12.12%)
  4. Hypertension (4 people, 12.12%)
  5. Vitamin d (3 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Multivitamin (7 people, 21.21%)
  2. Ambien (4 people, 12.12%)
  3. Calcium (4 people, 12.12%)
  4. Prednisone (4 people, 12.12%)
  5. Colace (3 people, 9.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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