Folic acid and Deep vein thrombosis - from FDA reports


Summary

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 103,857 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA. Among them, 928 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 rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Folic acid 105,413 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 birth control, multiple myeloma, pain, deep venous thrombosis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 72,260 Deep vein thrombosis patients).

On Feb, 06, 2017

103,857 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 928 people (0.89%) 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: 16 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 28 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16 %
  • 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: 64.53 %
  • male: 35.47 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 0.13 %
  • 10-19: 0.77 %
  • 20-29: 5.11 %
  • 30-39: 10.86 %
  • 40-49: 16.35 %
  • 50-59: 18.77 %
  • 60+: 47.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (243 people, 26.19%)
  • Pain (94 people, 10.13%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (60 people, 6.47%)
  • Birth Control (58 people, 6.25%)
  • High Blood Pressure (56 people, 6.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (309 people, 33.30%)
  • Prednisone (212 people, 22.84%)
  • Coumadin (163 people, 17.56%)
  • Aspirin (142 people, 15.30%)
  • Zometa (114 people, 12.28%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pulmonary Embolism (268 people, 28.88%)
  • Pain (182 people, 19.61%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (164 people, 17.67%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (147 people, 15.84%)
  • Anaemia (134 people, 14.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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