Review: could Folic Acid cause Hirsutism?


Summary

Hirsutism is found among people who take Folic Acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Alesse, and have Asthma . We study 82,039 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 11 have Hirsutism. Find out below who they are, when they have Hirsutism 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 82,745 users)

Hirsutism

Hirsutism (abnormal growth of hair on a person's face and body, esp. on a woman) has been reported by people with thrombocytopenia, gallstones, abdominal pain, emotional distress, vaginal bleeding between periods (latest reports from 1,895 Hirsutism patients).

On Jul, 28, 2016

82,039 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 11 people (0.01%) have Hirsutism


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Hirsutism?

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

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 37.5 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 12.5 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (3 people)
  • Epilepsy (3 people)
  • Asthma (3 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1 person)
  • Renal Transplant (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (3 people)
  • Dilantin (3 people)
  • Corticosteroids (3 people)
  • All Other Therapeutic Products (3 people)
  • Alesse (3 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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