Review: could Folic Acid cause Dizziness?


Summary

Dizziness 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 104,378 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,396 have Dizziness. Find out below who they are, when they have Dizziness 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 105,319 users)

Dizziness

Dizziness has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 262,344 Dizziness patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

104,378 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 3,396 people (3.25%) have Dizziness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Dizziness?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Dizziness *:

  • < 1 month: 18.31 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.9 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 21.13 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.86 %
  • 10+ years: 8.45 %

Gender of people who have Dizziness when taking Folic Acid *:

  • female: 64.26 %
  • male: 35.74 %

Age of people who have Dizziness when taking Folic Acid *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.25 %
  • 10-19: 1.18 %
  • 20-29: 3.59 %
  • 30-39: 5.17 %
  • 40-49: 14.64 %
  • 50-59: 22.94 %
  • 60+: 52.15 %

Severity if Dizziness when taking Folic Acid **:

  • least: 13.79 %
  • moderate: 51.72 %
  • severe: 31.03 %
  • most severe: 3.45 %

How people recovered from Dizziness **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 23.08 %
  • not yet: 76.92 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (847 people, 24.94%)
  • Hypertension (342 people, 10.07%)
  • Pain (239 people, 7.04%)
  • Osteoporosis (199 people, 5.86%)
  • Depression (154 people, 4.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,089 people, 32.07%)
  • Aspirin (616 people, 18.14%)
  • Humira (593 people, 17.46%)
  • Prednisone (571 people, 16.81%)
  • Omeprazole (355 people, 10.45%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (943 people, 27.77%)
  • Fatigue (720 people, 21.20%)
  • Headache (689 people, 20.29%)
  • Dyspnoea (638 people, 18.79%)
  • Asthenia (595 people, 17.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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