Review: could Folic Acid cause Loose Stools?


Summary

Loose stools is found among people who take Folic Acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 104,378 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 37 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 vitamin supplementation. (latest outcomes from Folic acid 105,319 users)

Loose Stools

Loose stools has been reported by people with speech impairment (adult), diarrhea, heart palpitations, sleep disorder, muscle twitching (latest reports from 2,344 Loose stools patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

104,378 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 37 people (0.04%) have Loose Stools


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Loose stools?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Loose Stools *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 75.68 %
  • male: 24.32 %

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: 11.43 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 5.71 %
  • 60+: 68.57 %

Severity if Loose Stools when taking Folic Acid **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (5 people, 13.51%)
  • Osteopenia (2 people, 5.41%)
  • Essential Hypertension (2 people, 5.41%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (2 people, 5.41%)
  • Sinus Congestion (1 person, 2.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (9 people, 24.32%)
  • Prilosec (6 people, 16.22%)
  • Prednisone (6 people, 16.22%)
  • Remicade (5 people, 13.51%)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (5 people, 13.51%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Condition Aggravated (7 people, 18.92%)
  • Nausea (5 people, 13.51%)
  • Fatigue (5 people, 13.51%)
  • Pyrexia (4 people, 10.81%)
  • Constipation (4 people, 10.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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