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Review: could Vitamin d cause Fluid retention?

Summary: Fluid retention could be caused by Vitamin d, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Calcium, and have Anxiety.

We study 1,922 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention 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.

Fluid retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) (latest reports from 89,045 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, primary pulmonary hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 1,922 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin d. Among them, 13 people (0.68%) have Fluid Retention. They amount to 0.01% of all the 88,851 people who have Fluid Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fluid retention in Vitamin d reports

Time on Vitamin d when people have Fluid retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fluid retention0.00%0.00%22.22%44.44%22.22%11.11%0.00%

Age of people who have Fluid retention when taking Vitamin d * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fluid retention0.00%0.00%7.69%0.00%0.00%30.77%38.46%23.08%

Severity of Fluid retention when taking Vitamin d ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fluid retention0.00%60.00%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Fluid retention ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fluid retention16.67%16.67%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (4 people, 30.77%)
  2. Hypertension (4 people, 30.77%)
  3. Vitamin d deficiency (4 people, 30.77%)
  4. Depression (3 people, 23.08%)
  5. Systemic lupus erythematosus (2 people, 15.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Calcium (3 people, 23.08%)
  2. Prozac (3 people, 23.08%)
  3. Furosemide (3 people, 23.08%)
  4. Vitamin b12 (2 people, 15.38%)
  5. Folic acid (2 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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