Folic acid and Melasma - from FDA reports


Melasma is reported only by a few people who take Folic Acid. We study 103,857 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Melasma. Find out below who they are, when they have Melasma 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)


Melasma (the mask of pregnancy when present in pregnant women) is a tan or dark skin discoloration) has been reported by people with birth control, heavy or prolong menstrual bleeding, hormone replacement therapy, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 580 Melasma patients).

On Feb, 05, 2017

103,857 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 2 people (0.0%) have Melasma

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Melasma?

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

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Migraine (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Hypersensitivity (1 person, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (2 people, 100.00%)
  • Zyrtec (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Retin-A (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Flonase (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Alendronate Sodium (1 person, 50.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Synovitis (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Sjogren Syndrome (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Injection Site Pain (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Injection Site Erythema (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Dermatitis Contact (1 person, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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