Review: could Folic Acid cause Red Face?


Red face 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 Niaspan, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 102,449 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 904 have Red face. Find out below who they are, when they have Red face 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)

Red Face

Red face has been reported by people with rashes, itching, paraesthesia, joint pain, heart palpitations (latest reports from 47,899 Red face patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

102,449 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 904 people (0.88%) have Red Face

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Red face?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Red Face *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 70 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 20 %

Gender of people who have Red Face when taking Folic Acid *:

  • female: 52.86 %
  • male: 47.14 %

Age of people who have Red Face when taking Folic Acid *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.31 %
  • 10-19: 2.2 %
  • 20-29: 3.78 %
  • 30-39: 5.98 %
  • 40-49: 14.65 %
  • 50-59: 21.1 %
  • 60+: 51.97 %

Severity if Red Face when taking Folic Acid **:

  • least: 20 %
  • moderate: 60 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 20 %

How people recovered from Red Face **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 20 %
  • not yet: 80 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (144 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (143 people)
  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (95 people)
  • Blood Triglycerides Increased (66 people)
  • Hypertension (51 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Niaspan (363 people)
  • Methotrexate (216 people)
  • Aspirin (176 people)
  • Remicade (158 people)
  • Fish Oil (129 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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