Review: could Folic Acid cause Sleep Aid?


Sleep aid 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 93,397 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,233 have Sleep aid. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleep aid 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 90,300 users)

Sleep Aid

Sleep aid has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, suicidal ideation, fever, memory loss, dehydration (latest reports from 132,191 Sleep aid patients).

On Aug, 17, 2016

93,397 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 1,233 people (1.32%) have Sleep Aid

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Sleep aid?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Sleep Aid *:

  • < 1 month: 5.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 32.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.5 %
  • 10+ years: 2.5 %

Gender of people who have Sleep Aid when taking Folic Acid *:

  • female: 64.27 %
  • male: 35.73 %

Age of people who have Sleep Aid when taking Folic Acid *:

  • 0-1: 0.1 %
  • 2-9: 0.1 %
  • 10-19: 0.61 %
  • 20-29: 4.41 %
  • 30-39: 7.99 %
  • 40-49: 16.91 %
  • 50-59: 26.84 %
  • 60+: 43.03 %

Severity if Sleep Aid when taking Folic Acid **:

  • least: 5.26 %
  • moderate: 42.11 %
  • severe: 42.11 %
  • most severe: 10.53 %

How people recovered from Sleep Aid **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 11.11 %
  • not yet: 88.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (286 people)
  • Depression (137 people)
  • Pain (126 people)
  • Hypertension (118 people)
  • Osteoporosis (88 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (340 people)
  • Prednisone (239 people)
  • Aspirin (205 people)
  • Humira (161 people)
  • Lasix (153 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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