Review: could Folic Acid cause Upper Respiratory Tract Infection?


Summary

Upper respiratory tract infection is found among people who take Folic Acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 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, 621 have Upper respiratory tract infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Upper respiratory tract infection 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)

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Upper respiratory tract infection has been reported by people with tendon rupture, fever, rashes, breathing difficulty, diarrhea (latest reports from 17,909 Upper respiratory tract infection patients).

On Aug, 17, 2016

93,397 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 621 people (0.66%) have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Upper respiratory tract infection?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 46.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection when taking Folic Acid *:

  • female: 65.29 %
  • male: 34.71 %

Age of people who have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection when taking Folic Acid *:

  • 0-1: 0.65 %
  • 2-9: 2.16 %
  • 10-19: 2.38 %
  • 20-29: 3.46 %
  • 30-39: 6.71 %
  • 40-49: 13.64 %
  • 50-59: 29.65 %
  • 60+: 39.83 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (223 people)
  • Depression (63 people)
  • Pain (54 people)
  • Hypertension (53 people)
  • Vitamin Supplementation (31 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (241 people)
  • Humira (124 people)
  • Prednisone (107 people)
  • Zometa (91 people)
  • Aspirin (83 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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