Review: could Folic Acid cause Deep Vein Thrombosis?


Deep vein thrombosis is found among people who take Folic Acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 102,449 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 891 have Deep vein thrombosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Deep vein thrombosis and more.

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Folic Acid

Folic acid has active ingredients of folic acid. It is often used in vitamin supplementation. (latest outcomes from Folic acid 103,228 users)

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, weakness, haemorrhage, international normalised ratio increased (latest reports from 52,179 Deep vein thrombosis patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

102,449 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 891 people (0.87%) have Deep Vein Thrombosis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Deep vein thrombosis?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Deep Vein Thrombosis *:

  • < 1 month: 12 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 28 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8 %
  • 10+ years: 8 %

Gender of people who have Deep Vein Thrombosis when taking Folic Acid *:

  • female: 63.61 %
  • male: 36.39 %

Age of people who have Deep Vein Thrombosis when taking Folic Acid *:

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 0.13 %
  • 10-19: 0.67 %
  • 20-29: 5.22 %
  • 30-39: 10.44 %
  • 40-49: 16.87 %
  • 50-59: 18.74 %
  • 60+: 47.79 %

Severity if Deep Vein Thrombosis when taking Folic Acid **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Deep Vein Thrombosis **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (231 people)
  • Pain (89 people)
  • Contraception (57 people)
  • Hypertension (53 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (45 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (294 people)
  • Prednisone (209 people)
  • Coumadin (162 people)
  • Aspirin (139 people)
  • Zometa (113 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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