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Review: could Vitamin d cause Difficulty breathing?

Summary: Difficulty breathing 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 Calcium, and have Hypertension.

We study 1,943 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Difficulty breathing. Find out below who they are, when they have Difficulty breathing 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.

Difficulty breathing

Difficulty breathing (latest reports from 1,327,490 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 1,922 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin d. Among them, 40 people (2.08%) have Difficulty Breathing. They amount to 0.00% of all the 1,342,292 people who have Difficulty Breathing on eHealthMe.

Trend of Difficulty breathing in Vitamin d reports

Time on Vitamin d when people have Difficulty breathing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Difficulty breathing5.00%35.00%10.00%35.00%5.00%10.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Difficulty breathing when taking Vitamin d * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Difficulty breathing0.00%0.00%2.56%0.00%2.56%10.26%33.33%51.28%

Severity of Difficulty breathing when taking Vitamin d ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Difficulty breathing5.00%75.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Difficulty breathing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Difficulty breathing10.00%0.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (13 people, 32.50%)
  2. Hypothyroidism (7 people, 17.50%)
  3. Depression (6 people, 15.00%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (5 people, 12.50%)
  5. Arthritis (5 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Calcium (11 people, 27.50%)
  2. Aspirin (9 people, 22.50%)
  3. Lyrica (8 people, 20.00%)
  4. Omeprazole (7 people, 17.50%)
  5. Lipitor (7 people, 17.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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