Folic acid and Irritable bowel syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

Irritable bowel syndrome 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 Xanax, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 103,857 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA. Among them, 205 have Irritable bowel syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Irritable bowel syndrome and more.

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Folic Acid

Folic acid has active ingredients of folic acid. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Folic acid 105,410 users)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 22,700 Irritable bowel syndrome patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

103,857 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 205 people (0.2%) have Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Irritable bowel syndrome?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Irritable Bowel Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome when taking Folic Acid *:

  • female: 80.3 %
  • male: 19.7 %

Age of people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome when taking Folic Acid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.15 %
  • 10-19: 5.17 %
  • 20-29: 6.9 %
  • 30-39: 12.64 %
  • 40-49: 8.62 %
  • 50-59: 33.91 %
  • 60+: 31.61 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (55 people, 26.83%)
  • Osteoporosis (20 people, 9.76%)
  • Pain (18 people, 8.78%)
  • Depression (17 people, 8.29%)
  • Breast Cancer (17 people, 8.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (57 people, 27.80%)
  • Lasix (54 people, 26.34%)
  • Zometa (53 people, 25.85%)
  • Methotrexate (52 people, 25.37%)
  • Aredia (51 people, 24.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (89 people, 43.41%)
  • Diarrhea (77 people, 37.56%)
  • Pain (69 people, 33.66%)
  • Depression (64 people, 31.22%)
  • Anaemia (64 people, 31.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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