Folic acid and Loose stools - from FDA reports


Summary

Loose stools is found among people who take Folic Acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 103,857 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA. Among them, 36 have Loose stools. Find out below who they are, when they have Loose stools 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)

Loose Stools

Loose stools has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, depression, irritable bowel syndrome (latest reports from 2,358 Loose stools patients).

On Jan, 30, 2017

103,857 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 36 people (0.03%) have Loose Stools


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Loose stools?

Gender of people who have Loose Stools when taking Folic Acid *:

  • female: 75 %
  • male: 25 %

Age of people who have Loose Stools when taking Folic Acid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 11.76 %
  • 40-49: 14.71 %
  • 50-59: 5.88 %
  • 60+: 67.65 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (5 people, 13.89%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (2 people, 5.56%)
  • Stroke (1 person, 2.78%)
  • Nasal Congestion (1 person, 2.78%)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (1 person, 2.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (9 people, 25.00%)
  • Prilosec (6 people, 16.67%)
  • Prednisone (6 people, 16.67%)
  • Simvastatin (5 people, 13.89%)
  • Omeprazole (5 people, 13.89%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (6 people, 16.67%)
  • Nausea (5 people, 13.89%)
  • Diarrhea (5 people, 13.89%)
  • Blood In Stool (4 people, 11.11%)
  • Abdominal Distension (4 people, 11.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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