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Review: could Folic acid cause Loose stools?

Summary: Loose stools is found among people who take Folic acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 84,144 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 37 have Loose stools. Find out below who they are, when they have Loose stools 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 84,805 Folic acid users)

Loose stools

Loose stools has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 2,346 Loose stools patients)

On Jan, 30, 2015: 84,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 37 people (0.04%) have Loose Stools.

Trend of Loose stools in Folic acid reports

Time on Folic acid when people have Loose stools * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loose stools0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Loose stools when taking Folic acid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loose stools0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%11.11%13.89%5.56%69.44%

Severity of Loose stools when taking Folic acid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loose stools0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Loose stools ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (5 people, 13.51%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (3 people, 8.11%)
  3. Cerebrovascular accident (2 people, 5.41%)
  4. Osteopenia (2 people, 5.41%)
  5. Essential hypertension (2 people, 5.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (9 people, 24.32%)
  2. Prilosec (6 people, 16.22%)
  3. Furosemide (6 people, 16.22%)
  4. Prednisone (6 people, 16.22%)
  5. Arava (5 people, 13.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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