Review: could Folic Acid cause Difficulty Breathing?


Summary

Difficulty breathing 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 83,102 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,803 have Difficulty breathing. Find out below who they are, when they have Difficulty breathing 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 83,433 users)

Difficulty Breathing

Difficulty breathing has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, erythema multiforme, sudden cardiac death, metastases to bone, migraine (latest reports from 160,425 Difficulty breathing patients).

On Jul, 25, 2016

83,102 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 3,803 people (4.58%) have Difficulty Breathing


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Difficulty breathing?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Difficulty Breathing *:

  • < 1 month: 17.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.84 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 31.96 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.19 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.22 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.22 %
  • 10+ years: 2.06 %

Gender of people who have Difficulty Breathing when taking Folic Acid *:

  • female: 60.07 %
  • male: 39.93 %

Age of people who have Difficulty Breathing when taking Folic Acid *:

  • 0-1: 0.25 %
  • 2-9: 0.13 %
  • 10-19: 1.71 %
  • 20-29: 3.89 %
  • 30-39: 5.57 %
  • 40-49: 13.29 %
  • 50-59: 21.58 %
  • 60+: 53.58 %

Severity if Difficulty Breathing when taking Folic Acid **:

  • least: 14.29 %
  • moderate: 64.29 %
  • severe: 21.43 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Difficulty Breathing **:

  • while on drug: 25 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (939 people)
  • Hypertension (306 people)
  • Pain (298 people)
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (191 people)
  • Prophylaxis (171 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,072 people)
  • Aspirin (659 people)
  • Prednisone (650 people)
  • Humira (584 people)
  • Lasix (474 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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