Review: could Folic Acid cause Uti?


Uti is found among people who take Folic Acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 102,449 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,311 have Uti. Find out below who they are, when they have Uti 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 103,228 users)


Uti (urinary tract infection) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 79,898 Uti patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

102,449 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 2,311 people (2.26%) have Uti

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Uti?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Uti *:

  • < 1 month: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.92 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 32.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.46 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.46 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.85 %
  • 10+ years: 1.92 %

Gender of people who have Uti when taking Folic Acid *:

  • female: 82.67 %
  • male: 17.33 %

Age of people who have Uti when taking Folic Acid *:

  • 0-1: 0.32 %
  • 2-9: 0.16 %
  • 10-19: 0.91 %
  • 20-29: 3.9 %
  • 30-39: 9.18 %
  • 40-49: 12.06 %
  • 50-59: 21.13 %
  • 60+: 52.35 %

Severity if Uti when taking Folic Acid **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Uti **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (918 people)
  • Hypertension (262 people)
  • Pain (237 people)
  • Osteoporosis (178 people)
  • Vitamin Supplementation (130 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (939 people)
  • Humira (526 people)
  • Prednisone (523 people)
  • Aspirin (350 people)
  • Omeprazole (305 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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