Review: could Folic Acid cause Dizziness?


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 102,449 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,314 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 97,137 users)


Dizziness has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, urinary tract infection, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 179,674 Dizziness patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

102,449 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 3,314 people (3.23%) have Dizziness

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Dizziness?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Dizziness *:

  • < 1 month: 18.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 21.43 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.0 %
  • 10+ years: 8.57 %

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

  • female: 64.33 %
  • male: 35.67 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.26 %
  • 10-19: 1.18 %
  • 20-29: 3.6 %
  • 30-39: 5.11 %
  • 40-49: 14.82 %
  • 50-59: 22.5 %
  • 60+: 52.46 %

Severity if Dizziness when taking Folic Acid **:

  • least: 13.79 %
  • moderate: 51.72 %
  • severe: 27.59 %
  • most severe: 6.9 %

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 (835 people)
  • Hypertension (344 people)
  • Pain (233 people)
  • Osteoporosis (194 people)
  • Depression (150 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,062 people)
  • Aspirin (608 people)
  • Humira (580 people)
  • Prednisone (577 people)
  • Omeprazole (366 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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