Vitamin d and Hypogeusia - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Hypogeusia is found among people who take Vitamin d, especially for people who are male, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Vitamin d and have Hypogeusia. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 195,659 people who have side effects when taking Vitamin d from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe enables everyone to run phase IV clinical trial to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor effectiveness. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Most recently, phase IV clinial trails for COVID 19 vaccines have been added, check here.

On Jun, 30, 2022

195,659 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin d.
Among them, 48 people (0.02%) have Hypogeusia.

What is Vitamin d?

Vitamin d has active ingredients of ergocalciferol. It is often used in low vitamin d. eHealthMe is studying from 204,192 Vitamin d users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Hypogeusia?

Hypogeusia (reduced ability to taste things (to taste sweet, sour, bitter, or salty substances)) is found to be associated with 584 drugs and 331 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Vitamin d and Hypogeusia reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin d cause Hypogeusia?

Gender of people who have Hypogeusia when taking Vitamin d *:

  • female: 48.94 %
  • male: 51.06 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 5.56 %
  • 40-49: 2.78 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 66.67 %

Common drugs people take besides Vitamin d *:

  1. Revlimid: 12 people, 25.00%
  2. Vitamin B12: 10 people, 20.83%
  3. Vitamin C: 8 people, 16.67%
  4. Amlodipine: 7 people, 14.58%
  5. Tylenol: 7 people, 14.58%
  6. Zyrtec: 6 people, 12.50%
  7. Fish Oil: 6 people, 12.50%
  8. Metformin: 6 people, 12.50%
  9. Advil: 6 people, 12.50%
  10. Ampyra: 5 people, 10.42%

Common side effects people have besides Hypogeusia *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 19 people, 39.58%
  2. Pain In Extremity: 11 people, 22.92%
  3. Rhinorrhea (watery mucus discharge from the nose): 10 people, 20.83%
  4. Diarrhea: 10 people, 20.83%
  5. Hair Loss: 10 people, 20.83%
  6. Peripheral Swelling: 10 people, 20.83%
  7. Taste - Impaired: 9 people, 18.75%
  8. Appetite - Decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat): 9 people, 18.75%
  9. Weight Decreased: 9 people, 18.75%
  10. Dry Mouth: 8 people, 16.67%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 13 people, 27.08%
  2. Renal Cell Carcinoma (a kidney cancer): 8 people, 16.67%
  3. High Blood Cholesterol: 6 people, 12.50%
  4. Pain: 6 people, 12.50%
  5. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 5 people, 10.42%
  6. Pain In Extremity: 4 people, 8.33%
  7. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 4 people, 8.33%
  8. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 4 people, 8.33%
  9. Psoriatic Arthropathy (inflammation of the skin and joints with kin condition which typically causes patches (plaques) of red, scaly skin to develop): 4 people, 8.33%
  10. Gait Disturbance: 3 people, 6.25%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Vitamin d and have Hypogeusia?

Check whether Hypogeusia is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on ergocalciferol (the active ingredients of Vitamin d) and Vitamin d (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ peer-reviewed medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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