Review: could Folic acid cause Irritable bowel syndrome?
Summary: Irritable bowel syndrome is found among people who take Folic acid, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Xanax, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 84,123 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 161 have Irritable bowel syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Irritable bowel syndrome and more.
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Folic acid has active ingredients of folic acid. It is often used in therapeutic drug levels. (view latest outcomes from 84,782 users)
Irritable bowel syndrome
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On Nov, 25, 2014: 84,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 161 people (0.19%) have Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Time on Folic acid when people have Irritable bowel syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Irritable bowel syndrome||33.33%||33.33%||16.67%||0.00%||16.67%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Irritable bowel syndrome when taking Folic acid * :
|Irritable bowel syndrome||0.00%||0.72%||4.35%||6.52%||16.67%||7.97%||33.33%||30.43% |
Severity of Irritable bowel syndrome when taking Folic acid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Irritable bowel syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Irritable bowel syndrome ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Irritable bowel syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (39 people, 24.22%)
- Osteoporosis (16 people, 9.94%)
- Breast cancer (13 people, 8.07%)
- Pain (12 people, 7.45%)
- Anxiety (12 people, 7.45%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Xanax (53 people, 32.92%)
- Lasix (46 people, 28.57%)
- Zometa (44 people, 27.33%)
- Aredia (43 people, 26.71%)
- Methotrexate (36 people, 22.36%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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