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Review: could Vitamin e cause Cardiomyopathy?

Summary: Cardiomyopathy could be caused by Vitamin e, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Lasix, and have Breast cancer metastatic.

We study 16,323 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin e from FDA and social media. Among them, 58 have Cardiomyopathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Cardiomyopathy and more.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 16,323 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin e. Among them, 58 people (0.36%) have Cardiomyopathy. They amount to 0.08% of all the 73,910 people who have Cardiomyopathy on eHealthMe.

Trend of Cardiomyopathy in Vitamin e reports

Time on Vitamin e when people have Cardiomyopathy * :

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Gender of people who have Cardiomyopathy when taking Vitamin e * :

FemaleMale
Cardiomyopathy65.52%34.48%

Age of people who have Cardiomyopathy when taking Vitamin e * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cardiomyopathy0.00%0.00%2.13%4.26%0.00%6.38%27.66%59.57%

Severity of Cardiomyopathy when taking Vitamin e ** :

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How people recovered from Cardiomyopathy ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer metastatic (8 people, 13.79%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (6 people, 10.34%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (4 people, 6.90%)
  4. Hypertension (4 people, 6.90%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (4 people, 6.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (18 people, 31.03%)
  2. Lipitor (16 people, 27.59%)
  3. Coumadin (12 people, 20.69%)
  4. Prednisone (11 people, 18.97%)
  5. Calcium (11 people, 18.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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