Review: could Folic Acid cause Thin Blood?


Thin blood is found among people who take Folic Acid, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 102,449 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,614 have Thin blood. Find out below who they are, when they have Thin blood 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)

Thin Blood

Thin blood has been reported by people with multi-organ failure, disease progression, haemorrhage, pancytopenia, dehydration (latest reports from 104,628 Thin blood patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

102,449 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 2,614 people (2.55%) have Thin Blood

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Thin blood?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Thin Blood *:

  • < 1 month: 48.7 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.65 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.74 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.83 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.35 %
  • 10+ years: 1.74 %

Gender of people who have Thin Blood when taking Folic Acid *:

  • female: 47.37 %
  • male: 52.63 %

Age of people who have Thin Blood when taking Folic Acid *:

  • 0-1: 0.31 %
  • 2-9: 0.49 %
  • 10-19: 1.19 %
  • 20-29: 2.56 %
  • 30-39: 5.17 %
  • 40-49: 11.57 %
  • 50-59: 19.83 %
  • 60+: 58.79 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (248 people)
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (218 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (177 people)
  • Prophylaxis (165 people)
  • Hypertension (150 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (406 people)
  • Methotrexate (365 people)
  • Dexamethasone (346 people)
  • Aspirin (297 people)
  • Lasix (272 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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