Folic acid and Uti - from FDA reports


Summary

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 103,857 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA. Among them, 2,377 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 rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Folic acid 105,410 users)

Uti

Uti (urinary tract infection) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain (latest reports from 111,287 Uti patients).

On Jan, 30, 2017

103,857 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 2,377 people (2.29%) have Uti


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Uti?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Uti *:

  • < 1 month: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.64 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 36.36 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.73 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.73 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.64 %
  • 10+ years: 1.82 %

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

  • female: 82.71 %
  • male: 17.29 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.41 %
  • 2-9: 0.21 %
  • 10-19: 0.88 %
  • 20-29: 3.83 %
  • 30-39: 9.21 %
  • 40-49: 11.7 %
  • 50-59: 21.22 %
  • 60+: 52.54 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (947 people, 39.84%)
  • High Blood Pressure (278 people, 11.70%)
  • Pain (243 people, 10.22%)
  • Osteoporosis (183 people, 7.70%)
  • Vitamin Supplementation (136 people, 5.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (962 people, 40.47%)
  • Prednisone (536 people, 22.55%)
  • Humira (535 people, 22.51%)
  • Aspirin (356 people, 14.98%)
  • Omeprazole (317 people, 13.34%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fever (443 people, 18.64%)
  • Weakness (378 people, 15.90%)
  • Diarrhea (364 people, 15.31%)
  • Nausea (363 people, 15.27%)
  • Pain (354 people, 14.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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