Review: could Folic Acid cause Difficulty Breathing?


Difficulty breathing is found among people who take Folic Acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 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, 4,568 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 97,137 users)

Difficulty Breathing

Difficulty breathing has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, swallowing difficulty, rashes, back pain, stroke (latest reports from 186,247 Difficulty breathing patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

102,449 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 4,568 people (4.46%) 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: 16.24 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.06 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 28.21 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.98 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.26 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.69 %
  • 10+ years: 2.56 %

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

  • female: 61.5 %
  • male: 38.5 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.35 %
  • 2-9: 0.27 %
  • 10-19: 1.65 %
  • 20-29: 3.4 %
  • 30-39: 5.64 %
  • 40-49: 13.81 %
  • 50-59: 21.15 %
  • 60+: 53.74 %

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 (1,242 people)
  • Hypertension (404 people)
  • Pain (387 people)
  • Depression (207 people)
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (206 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,411 people)
  • Prednisone (876 people)
  • Aspirin (790 people)
  • Humira (746 people)
  • Lasix (556 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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