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Review: could Vitamin d cause Tinnitus?

Summary: Tinnitus 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 1,943 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin d from FDA and social media. Among them, 28 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus 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.

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) (latest reports from 112,988 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 1,922 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin d. Among them, 28 people (1.46%) have Tinnitus. They amount to 0.02% of all the 113,024 people who have Tinnitus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Tinnitus in Vitamin d reports

Time on Vitamin d when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus12.00%28.00%8.00%20.00%28.00%0.00%4.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%0.00%7.41%0.00%25.93%25.93%40.74%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Vitamin d ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus4.17%58.33%37.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Vitamin d deficiency (7 people, 25.00%)
  2. Health (5 people, 17.86%)
  3. Anxiety (5 people, 17.86%)
  4. Depression (5 people, 17.86%)
  5. High blood cholesterol and triglycerides (4 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fish oil (5 people, 17.86%)
  2. Calcium (4 people, 14.29%)
  3. Aspirin (4 people, 14.29%)
  4. Lisinopril (4 people, 14.29%)
  5. Flaxseed oil (3 people, 10.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • History of Vitamin D deficiency, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, kidney stones, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, pituitary cyst, hypogodasm

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • History of Vitamin D deficiency, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, kidney stones, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, pituitary cyst, hypogodasim

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Also take glucosamine and chondroitin - 1 tablet daily
    Currently taking Lipoflavanoid 2 tablets daily specifically to treat tinnitis...since December 2013. No change in tinnitis. Hearing checked also. Hearing good in both ears.

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