Folic acid and Difficulty breathing - from FDA reports


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 103,857 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA. Among them, 4,707 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 rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Folic acid 105,410 users)

Difficulty Breathing

Difficulty breathing has been reported by people with high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 283,984 Difficulty breathing patients).

On Jan, 21, 2017

103,857 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 4,707 people (4.53%) 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: 16.04 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.13 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 31.13 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.72 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.49 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.55 %
  • 10+ years: 0.94 %

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

  • female: 61.74 %
  • male: 38.26 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.34 %
  • 2-9: 0.26 %
  • 10-19: 1.62 %
  • 20-29: 3.46 %
  • 30-39: 5.71 %
  • 40-49: 13.8 %
  • 50-59: 21.08 %
  • 60+: 53.73 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,280 people, 27.19%)
  • High Blood Pressure (425 people, 9.03%)
  • Pain (402 people, 8.54%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (258 people, 5.48%)
  • Depression (211 people, 4.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,453 people, 30.87%)
  • Prednisone (903 people, 19.18%)
  • Aspirin (798 people, 16.95%)
  • Humira (763 people, 16.21%)
  • Lasix (568 people, 12.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (1,077 people, 22.88%)
  • Fatigue (894 people, 18.99%)
  • Weakness (793 people, 16.85%)
  • Nausea (713 people, 15.15%)
  • Cough (678 people, 14.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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