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Review: could Vitamin d cause Lightheadedness?

Summary: Lightheadedness 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 Fish oil, and have Vitamin d deficiency.

We study 1,922 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 85 have Lightheadedness. Find out below who they are, when they have Lightheadedness and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 1,922 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin d. Among them, 81 people (4.21%) have Lightheadedness. They amount to 0.01% of all the 1,286,256 people who have Lightheadedness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lightheadedness in Vitamin d reports

Time on Vitamin d when people have Lightheadedness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lightheadedness12.31%23.08%13.85%21.54%21.54%7.69%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lightheadedness0.00%0.00%0.00%1.25%10.00%23.75%25.00%40.00%

Severity of Lightheadedness when taking Vitamin d ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Lightheadedness15.71%60.00%18.57%5.71%

How people recovered from Lightheadedness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Lightheadedness0.00%8.11%91.89%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Vitamin d deficiency (14 people, 17.28%)
  2. Depression (13 people, 16.05%)
  3. Anxiety (11 people, 13.58%)
  4. High blood cholesterol (11 people, 13.58%)
  5. Hypertension (11 people, 13.58%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fish oil (14 people, 17.28%)
  2. Multivitamin (14 people, 17.28%)
  3. Vitamin c (13 people, 16.05%)
  4. Aspirin (13 people, 16.05%)
  5. Lisinopril (12 people, 14.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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