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Review: could Vitamin d cause Irregular heartbeat?

Summary: Irregular heartbeat could be caused by Vitamin d, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Calcium, and have Hypertension.

We study 1,922 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 26 have Irregular heartbeat. Find out below who they are, when they have Irregular heartbeat and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 2,147 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin d. Among them, 26 people (1.21%) have Irregular Heartbeat. They amount to 0.01% of all the 310,583 people who have Irregular Heartbeat on eHealthMe.

Trend of Irregular heartbeat in Vitamin d reports

Time on Vitamin d when people have Irregular heartbeat * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Irregular heartbeat23.53%17.65%11.76%23.53%23.53%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Irregular heartbeat when taking Vitamin d * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Irregular heartbeat0.00%0.00%0.00%8.33%29.17%8.33%25.00%29.17%

Severity of Irregular heartbeat when taking Vitamin d ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Irregular heartbeat11.76%52.94%29.41%5.88%

How people recovered from Irregular heartbeat ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Irregular heartbeat25.00%0.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (5 people, 19.23%)
  2. Gerd (4 people, 15.38%)
  3. Osteoporosis (3 people, 11.54%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (3 people, 11.54%)
  5. Vitamin d deficiency (3 people, 11.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Calcium (6 people, 23.08%)
  2. Vitamin b12 (4 people, 15.38%)
  3. Atenolol (4 people, 15.38%)
  4. Nexium (4 people, 15.38%)
  5. Aspirin (4 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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