Review: could Folic Acid cause Hallucinations?


Summary

Hallucinations 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 Aspirin, and have Pain . We study 104,377 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 307 have Hallucinations. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucinations 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)

Hallucinations

Hallucinations (sensations that appear real but are created by your mind) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, death, agitation, drowsiness, insomnia (latest reports from 34,459 Hallucinations patients).

On Sep, 14, 2016

104,377 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 307 people (0.29%) have Hallucinations


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Hallucinations?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Hallucinations *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 55.12 %
  • male: 44.88 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.75 %
  • 10-19: 1.5 %
  • 20-29: 2.62 %
  • 30-39: 8.61 %
  • 40-49: 15.73 %
  • 50-59: 8.61 %
  • 60+: 62.17 %

Severity if Hallucinations when taking Folic Acid **:

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

How people recovered from Hallucinations **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (47 people, 15.31%)
  • Hypertension (37 people, 12.05%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (36 people, 11.73%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (35 people, 11.40%)
  • Depression (30 people, 9.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (71 people, 23.13%)
  • Lasix (64 people, 20.85%)
  • Prednisone (51 people, 16.61%)
  • Xanax (48 people, 15.64%)
  • Methotrexate (46 people, 14.98%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhoea (86 people, 28.01%)
  • Confusional State (77 people, 25.08%)
  • Fatigue (69 people, 22.48%)
  • Depression (65 people, 21.17%)
  • Dizziness (64 people, 20.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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