Vitamin c and Headache - from FDA reports


Headache is found among people who take Vitamin c, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Vitamin D, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. This review analyzes which people have Headache with Vitamin c. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 23,656 people who have side effects when taking Vitamin c from FDA , and is updated regularly.


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On Apr, 03, 2018

23,656 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin c.
Among them, 1,483 people (6.27%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin c cause Headache?

Time on Vitamin c when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 28.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 42.86 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Vitamin c *:

  • female: 76.91 %
  • male: 23.09 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Vitamin c *:

  • 0-1: 0.08 %
  • 2-9: 0.08 %
  • 10-19: 1.24 %
  • 20-29: 3.88 %
  • 30-39: 6.11 %
  • 40-49: 13.12 %
  • 50-59: 27.06 %
  • 60+: 48.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 152 people, 10.25%
  • Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 124 people, 8.36%
  • Pain: 104 people, 7.01%
  • High Blood Pressure: 98 people, 6.61%
  • High Blood Cholesterol: 72 people, 4.86%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D: 418 people, 28.19%
  • Vitamin B12: 277 people, 18.68%
  • Calcium: 259 people, 17.46%
  • Vitamin D3: 235 people, 15.85%
  • Fish Oil: 233 people, 15.71%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 388 people, 26.16%
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 383 people, 25.83%
  • Dizziness: 289 people, 19.49%
  • Pain: 217 people, 14.63%
  • Diarrhea: 212 people, 14.30%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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