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Review: could Folic acid cause Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Summary: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease could be caused by Folic acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 84,029 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 697 have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and more.

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Folic acid

Folic acid (latest outcomes from 84,682 users) has active ingredients of folic acid. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe) (latest reports from 203,663 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, depression.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 84,066 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 697 people (0.83%) have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. They amount to 0.34% of all the 205,177 people who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on eHealthMe.

Trend of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Folic acid reports

Time on Folic acid when people have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease15.38%7.69%0.00%30.77%0.00%30.77%15.38%

Age of people who have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease when taking Folic acid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease0.52%0.00%0.00%0.35%1.04%7.12%16.67%74.31%

Severity of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease when taking Folic acid ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (184 people, 26.40%)
  2. Osteoporosis (92 people, 13.20%)
  3. Hypertension (91 people, 13.06%)
  4. Pain (61 people, 8.75%)
  5. Depression (53 people, 7.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (278 people, 39.89%)
  2. Methotrexate (211 people, 30.27%)
  3. Prednisone (200 people, 28.69%)
  4. Lasix (198 people, 28.41%)
  5. Zometa (150 people, 21.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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