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Review: could Vitamin d cause Sudden hearing loss?

Summary: Sudden hearing loss could be caused by Vitamin d, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Vitamin b12, and have Depression.

We study 1,922 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Sudden hearing loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Sudden hearing loss and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 1,922 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin d. Among them, 3 people (0.16%) have Sudden Hearing Loss. They amount to 0.08% of all the 3,584 people who have Sudden Hearing Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sudden hearing loss in Vitamin d reports

Time on Vitamin d when people have Sudden hearing loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sudden hearing loss0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Sudden hearing loss when taking Vitamin d * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sudden hearing loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%66.67%33.33%

Severity of Sudden hearing loss when taking Vitamin d ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sudden hearing loss0.00%0.00%66.67%33.33%

How people recovered from Sudden hearing loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sudden hearing loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (2 people, 66.67%)
  2. Low thyroid (1 people, 33.33%)
  3. High blood cholesterol (1 people, 33.33%)
  4. Preventive health care (1 people, 33.33%)
  5. Sleepiness - during the day (1 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vitamin b12 (2 people, 66.67%)
  2. Lisinopril (2 people, 66.67%)
  3. Vitamin c (2 people, 66.67%)
  4. Folic acid (2 people, 66.67%)
  5. Dyazide (2 people, 66.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Have been on predisone 40 mg for 1 week twice without help. MRI neg. Hearing has progressed to severe loss in 3 months.

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  • richard on Nov, 2, 2011:

    No wonder they are having side effects if they are taking all that stuff!!.

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