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Review: could Folic acid cause Hallucinations?





Summary: Hallucinations 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 Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 84,123 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 255 have Hallucinations. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucinations and more.

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Folic acid

Folic acid has active ingredients of folic acid. It is often used in therapeutic drug levels. (latest outcomes from Folic acid 84,787 users)

Hallucinations

Hallucinations (sensations that appear real but are created by your mind) has been reported by people with depression, pain, parkinson's disease, quit smoking, high blood pressure.(latest reports from Hallucinations 24,107 patients)

On Dec, 1, 2014: 84,123 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 255 people (0.30%) have Hallucinations.

Trend of Hallucinations in Folic acid reports

Time on Folic acid when people have Hallucinations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hallucinations20.00%0.00%70.00%0.00%10.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Hallucinations when taking Folic acid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hallucinations0.00%0.83%0.41%2.48%7.44%15.70%8.68%64.46%

Severity of Hallucinations when taking Folic acid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hallucinations33.33%0.00%0.00%66.67%

How people recovered from Hallucinations ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (48 people, 18.82%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (36 people, 14.12%)
  3. Seborrhoeic dermatitis (33 people, 12.94%)
  4. Hypertension (31 people, 12.16%)
  5. Depression (31 people, 12.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (78 people, 30.59%)
  2. Lasix (55 people, 21.57%)
  3. Vitamin e (48 people, 18.82%)
  4. Allopurinol (42 people, 16.47%)
  5. Compazine (39 people, 15.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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