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Review: could Folic acid cause Irritable bowel syndrome?

Summary: Irritable bowel syndrome could be caused by Folic acid, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Xanax, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 84,029 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 160 have Irritable bowel syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Irritable bowel syndrome 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, therapeutic drug levels. Commonly reported side effects of Folic acid include nausea aggravated, nausea, fatigue, weakness, fever.

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (latest reports from 70,247 patients) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, osteopenia, depression, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 84,066 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 160 people (0.19%) have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. They amount to 0.23% of all the 70,244 people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Irritable bowel syndrome in Folic acid reports

Time on Folic acid when people have Irritable bowel syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Irritable bowel syndrome40.00%40.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Irritable bowel syndrome when taking Folic acid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Irritable bowel syndrome0.00%0.73%4.38%6.57%16.06%8.03%33.58%30.66%

Severity of Irritable bowel syndrome when taking Folic acid ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Irritable bowel syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (38 people, 23.75%)
  2. Osteoporosis (16 people, 10.00%)
  3. Breast cancer (13 people, 8.12%)
  4. Anxiety (12 people, 7.50%)
  5. Pain (12 people, 7.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (53 people, 33.12%)
  2. Lasix (46 people, 28.75%)
  3. Zometa (44 people, 27.50%)
  4. Aredia (43 people, 26.88%)
  5. Methotrexate (36 people, 22.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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