Review: could Folic Acid cause Excessive Hunger?


Summary

Excessive hunger is found among people who take Folic Acid, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, 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, 116 have Excessive hunger. Find out below who they are, when they have Excessive hunger 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)

Excessive Hunger

Excessive hunger has been reported by people with weight decreased, breathing difficulty, thrombocytopenia, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 14,596 Excessive hunger patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

104,378 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 116 people (0.11%) have Excessive Hunger


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Excessive hunger?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Excessive Hunger *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 33.33 %

Gender of people who have Excessive Hunger when taking Folic Acid *:

  • female: 74.78 %
  • male: 25.22 %

Age of people who have Excessive Hunger when taking Folic Acid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.09 %
  • 10-19: 1.09 %
  • 20-29: 8.7 %
  • 30-39: 7.61 %
  • 40-49: 6.52 %
  • 50-59: 38.04 %
  • 60+: 36.96 %

Severity if Excessive Hunger when taking Folic Acid **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Excessive Hunger **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (29 people, 25.00%)
  • Hypertension (23 people, 19.83%)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (17 people, 14.66%)
  • Depression (17 people, 14.66%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (15 people, 12.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (25 people, 21.55%)
  • Prednisone (24 people, 20.69%)
  • Lisinopril (20 people, 17.24%)
  • Lasix (20 people, 17.24%)
  • Humira (20 people, 17.24%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Increased (59 people, 50.86%)
  • Anxiety (26 people, 22.41%)
  • Fatigue (25 people, 21.55%)
  • Nausea (24 people, 20.69%)
  • Headache (23 people, 19.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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