Review: could Folic Acid cause Red Face?


Summary

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 Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 104,378 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 919 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 105,319 users)

Red Face

Red face has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, itching, paraesthesia, heart palpitations (latest reports from 66,180 Red face patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

104,378 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 919 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: 53.42 %
  • male: 46.58 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.31 %
  • 10-19: 2.31 %
  • 20-29: 3.69 %
  • 30-39: 6.15 %
  • 40-49: 14.77 %
  • 50-59: 21.08 %
  • 60+: 51.69 %

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 *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (145 people, 15.78%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (141 people, 15.34%)
  • High Density Lipoprotein Decreased (95 people, 10.34%)
  • Blood Triglycerides Increased (66 people, 7.18%)
  • Low Density Lipoprotein Increased (51 people, 5.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Niaspan (361 people, 39.28%)
  • Methotrexate (220 people, 23.94%)
  • Aspirin (175 people, 19.04%)
  • Remicade (161 people, 17.52%)
  • Fish Oil (126 people, 13.71%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (144 people, 15.67%)
  • Pruritus (143 people, 15.56%)
  • Nausea (112 people, 12.19%)
  • Feeling Hot (102 people, 11.10%)
  • Headache (97 people, 10.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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