Review: could Folic Acid cause Nausea?


Nausea is found among people who take Folic Acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 102,449 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 5,515 have Nausea. Find out below who they are, when they have Nausea 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)


Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, pain, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 292,267 Nausea patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

102,449 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 5,515 people (5.38%) have Nausea

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Nausea?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Nausea *:

  • < 1 month: 20.41 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.21 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 19.73 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.52 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.65 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.76 %
  • 10+ years: 2.72 %

Gender of people who have Nausea when taking Folic Acid *:

  • female: 71.78 %
  • male: 28.22 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.02 %
  • 2-9: 0.56 %
  • 10-19: 1.68 %
  • 20-29: 5.27 %
  • 30-39: 8.77 %
  • 40-49: 13.71 %
  • 50-59: 24.42 %
  • 60+: 45.56 %

Severity if Nausea when taking Folic Acid **:

  • least: 18.75 %
  • moderate: 56.25 %
  • severe: 18.75 %
  • most severe: 6.25 %

How people recovered from Nausea **:

  • while on drug: 14.29 %
  • after off the drug: 14.29 %
  • not yet: 71.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1,296 people)
  • Pain (457 people)
  • Hypertension (395 people)
  • Depression (307 people)
  • Osteoporosis (287 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (1,779 people)
  • Prednisone (1,066 people)
  • Humira (867 people)
  • Aspirin (763 people)
  • Omeprazole (542 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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