Review: could Folic Acid cause Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is found among people who take Folic Acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 104,382 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 825 have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and more.

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Folic Acid

Folic acid has active ingredients of folic acid. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Folic acid 105,359 users)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe) has been reported by people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain (latest reports from 99,846 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients).

On Oct, 22, 2016

104,382 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 825 people (0.79%) have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease *:

  • < 1 month: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.76 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 29.41 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.65 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.65 %
  • 10+ years: 11.76 %

Gender of people who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease when taking Folic Acid *:

  • female: 59.43 %
  • male: 40.57 %

Age of people who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease when taking Folic Acid *:

  • 0-1: 0.61 %
  • 2-9: 0.31 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.61 %
  • 30-39: 0.92 %
  • 40-49: 7.66 %
  • 50-59: 16.85 %
  • 60+: 73.05 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (232 people, 28.12%)
  • Hypertension (119 people, 14.42%)
  • Osteoporosis (108 people, 13.09%)
  • Pain (82 people, 9.94%)
  • Depression (67 people, 8.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (257 people, 31.15%)
  • Methotrexate (254 people, 30.79%)
  • Prednisone (241 people, 29.21%)
  • Lasix (215 people, 26.06%)
  • Zometa (164 people, 19.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (247 people, 29.94%)
  • Pneumonia (241 people, 29.21%)
  • Pain (218 people, 26.42%)
  • Anxiety (206 people, 24.97%)
  • Diarrhoea (196 people, 23.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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