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Review: could Folic acid cause Deep vein thrombosis?

Summary: Deep vein thrombosis could be caused by Folic acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 84,029 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 779 have Deep vein thrombosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Deep vein thrombosis 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 therapeutic drug levels.

Deep vein thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis) (latest reports from 282,578 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, pain, multiple myeloma, premenstrual syndrome, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 84,066 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 763 people (0.91%) have Deep Vein Thrombosis. They amount to 0.27% of all the 282,233 people who have Deep Vein Thrombosis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Deep vein thrombosis in Folic acid reports

Time on Folic acid when people have Deep vein thrombosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Deep vein thrombosis14.29%23.81%33.33%14.29%0.00%4.76%9.52%

Age of people who have Deep vein thrombosis when taking Folic acid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Deep vein thrombosis0.15%0.00%0.45%4.63%9.42%17.34%18.98%49.03%

Severity of Deep vein thrombosis when taking Folic acid ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Deep vein thrombosis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (196 people, 25.69%)
  2. Pain (75 people, 9.83%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (46 people, 6.03%)
  4. Contraception (42 people, 5.50%)
  5. Hypertension (42 people, 5.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (258 people, 33.81%)
  2. Prednisone (177 people, 23.20%)
  3. Coumadin (164 people, 21.49%)
  4. Aspirin (143 people, 18.74%)
  5. Vitamin b-12 (112 people, 14.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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