Review: could Folic Acid cause Thin Blood?


Summary

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 Non-small cell lung cancer . We study 83,103 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,445 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 83,433 users)

Thin Blood

Thin blood has been reported by people with septic shock, swelling, multi-organ failure, haemorrhage, pancytopenia (latest reports from 95,087 Thin blood patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

83,103 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 2,445 people (2.94%) 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: 50.89 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.93 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.89 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.36 %
  • 10+ years: 1.79 %

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

  • female: 45.29 %
  • male: 54.71 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.14 %
  • 2-9: 0.47 %
  • 10-19: 1.13 %
  • 20-29: 2.39 %
  • 30-39: 4.83 %
  • 40-49: 11.59 %
  • 50-59: 19.32 %
  • 60+: 60.08 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (207 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (205 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (169 people)
  • Prophylaxis (144 people)
  • Hypertension (131 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (356 people)
  • Methotrexate (314 people)
  • Dexamethasone (313 people)
  • Aspirin (261 people)
  • Lasix (248 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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