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Review: could Vitamin d cause Drowsiness?





Summary: Drowsiness is found among people who take Vitamin d, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 2,214 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Drowsiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Drowsiness and more.

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Vitamin d

Vitamin d has active ingredients of ergocalciferol. It is often used in rickets. (latest outcomes from Vitamin d 4,023 users)

Drowsiness

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

On Nov, 29, 2014: 2,214 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin d. Among them, 22 people (0.99%) have Drowsiness.

Trend of Drowsiness in Vitamin d reports

Time on Vitamin d when people have Drowsiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drowsiness0.00%6.25%12.50%37.50%18.75%25.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drowsiness0.00%0.00%0.00%4.55%4.55%22.73%13.64%54.55%

Severity of Drowsiness when taking Vitamin d ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Drowsiness0.00%38.89%55.56%5.56%

How people recovered from Drowsiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Drowsiness0.00%10.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. High blood pressure (5 people, 22.73%)
  2. Constipation (5 people, 22.73%)
  3. Depression (5 people, 22.73%)
  4. Hypertension (4 people, 18.18%)
  5. Asthma (4 people, 18.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (6 people, 27.27%)
  2. Multivitamin (4 people, 18.18%)
  3. Miralax (4 people, 18.18%)
  4. Prednisone (3 people, 13.64%)
  5. Calcium (3 people, 13.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Why would i get copd since i never smoked?
    (Asked by a 62 year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, PBC, AIH, Asthma, and takes Vitamin D, Calcium Carbonate, Anturol, Morphine Sulfate, Levothyroxine Sodium, Pyridium, Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride, Azathioprine, Proair Hfa, Advair Diskus 250/50, Combivent)
    I have several autoimmune disorders, I was shocked to get the COPD diagnosis since I have never smoked but I had second hand smoke first 23 years of my life. My doctor said my Autoimmune Hepatitis and Primary Biliary Cholingitis set me up for COPD.
  • Can emphysema be diagnosed by chest xray only?
    (Asked by a 44 year old woman who has Emphysema, and takes Vitamin D)
    Just wonder, in 2013 chest xray showed enlarged lungs. 2014 chest xray showed emphysema per Doctor. Advised to quit smoking. Any further tests required to confirm or xray enough?
  • Effect of zoloft and vitamin d on seborrheic keratoses
    (Asked by a 85 year old man who has Depression, Seborrheic Keratosis, and takes Vitamin D, Zoloft)
    Has anyone noted a change in their seborrheic keratoses after taking Zoloft? Any changes after taking Vitamin D either 5000 IU daily or 50000 IU weekly

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