Folic acid and Headache - from FDA reports


Summary

Headache 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. This review analyzes which people have Headache with Folic acid. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 103,914 people who have side effects when taking Folic acid from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 30, 2017

103,914 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 3,918 people (3.77%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Headache?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 22.73 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.64 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 43.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.27 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.36 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.82 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 75.29 %
  • male: 24.71 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.69 %
  • 10-19: 2.89 %
  • 20-29: 4.68 %
  • 30-39: 10.47 %
  • 40-49: 18.58 %
  • 50-59: 27.7 %
  • 60+: 34.83 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,421 people, 36.27%)
  • Pain (439 people, 11.20%)
  • High Blood Pressure (311 people, 7.94%)
  • Depression (278 people, 7.10%)
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria (260 people, 6.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,608 people, 41.04%)
  • Humira (942 people, 24.04%)
  • Prednisone (809 people, 20.65%)
  • Aspirin (463 people, 11.82%)
  • Enbrel (363 people, 9.26%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (940 people, 23.99%)
  • Fatigue (814 people, 20.78%)
  • Dizziness (692 people, 17.66%)
  • Pain (596 people, 15.21%)
  • Weakness (568 people, 14.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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