Review: could Folic Acid cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome?


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 - 6 months, also take medication Xanax, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 102,449 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 199 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 vitamin supplementation. (latest outcomes from Folic acid 97,137 users)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, constipation, abdominal pain upper, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 17,030 Irritable bowel syndrome patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

102,449 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 199 people (0.19%) 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: 20 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 81.73 %
  • male: 18.27 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.18 %
  • 10-19: 5.33 %
  • 20-29: 6.51 %
  • 30-39: 13.61 %
  • 40-49: 8.28 %
  • 50-59: 33.73 %
  • 60+: 31.36 %

Severity if Irritable Bowel Syndrome when taking Folic Acid **:

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

How people recovered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (58 people)
  • Pain (31 people)
  • Osteoporosis (20 people)
  • Depression (17 people)
  • Fibromyalgia (16 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (56 people)
  • Methotrexate (53 people)
  • Lasix (52 people)
  • Zometa (50 people)
  • Cymbalta (50 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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