Review: could Vitamins cause Polycythemia Vera?


Summary

Polycythemia vera is found among people who take Vitamins, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Hydroxyurea, and have Hypertension . We study 40,418 people who have side effects while taking Vitamins from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Polycythemia vera. Find out below who they are, when they have Polycythemia vera and more.

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Vitamins

Vitamins has active ingredients of ascorbic acid; biotin; cyanocobalamin; dexpanthenol; ergocalciferol; folic acid; niacinamide; pyridoxine hydrochloride; riboflavin phosphate sodium; thiamine hydrochloride; vitamin a; vitamin e. It is often used in vitamin supplementation. (latest outcomes from Vitamins 40,505 users)

Polycythemia Vera

Polycythemia vera (blood disorder in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, white blood cell count increased, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 598 Polycythemia vera patients).

On Jul, 24, 2016

40,418 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamins.
Among them, 20 people (0.05%) have Polycythemia Vera


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamins cause Polycythemia vera?

Gender of people who have Polycythemia Vera when taking Vitamins *:

  • female: 85 %
  • male: 15 %

Age of people who have Polycythemia Vera when taking Vitamins *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (17 people)
  • Pain Management (16 people)
  • Pain (16 people)
  • Emphysema (16 people)
  • Depression (16 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Hydroxyurea (18 people)
  • Hydrea (16 people)
  • Fortical /usa/ (16 people)
  • Arestin (16 people)
  • Aredia (16 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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