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Review: could Folic acid cause Melasma?

We study 84,072 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Melasma. Find out below who they are, when they have Melasma and more.

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Folic acid

Folic acid (latest outcomes from 84,729 users) has active ingredients of folic acid. It is often used in therapeutic drug levels.

Melasma

Melasma (the mask of pregnancy when present in pregnant women) is a tan or dark skin discoloration) (latest reports from 1,255 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, menorrhagia, systemic lupus erythematosus, high blood cholesterol, convulsion.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 84,072 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 2 people (0.00%) have Melasma. They amount to 0.16% of all the 1,251 people who have Melasma on eHealthMe.

Trend of Melasma in Folic acid reports

Time on Folic acid when people have Melasma * :

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Melasma0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%

Severity of Melasma when taking Folic acid ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Melasma ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Hypersensitivity (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Migraine (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (2 people, 100.00%)
  2. Tramadol hcl (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Zyrtec (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Flonase (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Retin-a (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I've been diagnosed with sero-negative rheumatoid arthritis. I have only tested minimally positive on the anti-CCP test and had a slightly high SED rate. My most recent tests showed some slight elevation in some RA marker tests, but nothing really significant. My rheumatologist is now doubting whether I have RA or some other pain syndrome going on.

    Reply

    IHateRA on Jul, 22, 2014:

    My first RA Dr. put me on Plaquenil, it seemed to work for six months, then stopped - I thought the dose would be adjusted but it wasn't, so I went to another RA Doc - C-RP wasn't too high, sero neg. Was put on methotrexate - I ended up with a mouth sore the NEXT day, then bumps started appearing on my face, like zits, but NOT zits. I didn't touch them, but they ulcerated, left me full of scars on face, legs, etc - I have been OFF methotrexate for 5 years AND still have the same problem along with a daily fever (100+) and severe sweating - I knew the bumps were a sign of being allergic to Methotrexate, I quit it right away, called Dr. to get in - they told me 3 months (I was an established patient). In terms of fever and sweating, the ONLY thing I have in common with some of these posts and drug lists is METHOTREXATE - I wouldn't allow a pet to take it. I seem to have more in common with a friend who as MS - but my reg. doc doesn't listen to that. I can't take bio. drugs (live in "fungal" region), so I take pain medicine - as little as possible, I guess the Methotrexate is STILL messing with my body. I have a very good acupuncturist - when I told him that my Doc. wasn't "sure" about RA, he poked me (lightly) with his finger in two places and ask which hurt more. He confirmed the RA as it travels on certain meridians in Chinese medicine. Had I picked a different spot for hurting more, then we would have to figure out what I really had. My joints are deteriorating but now I'm afraid of the drugs for RA, so I just put up with and manage the pain (which is extreme) with pain meds, cold therapy (I love my cryo-cuff), and acupuncture. I wish that the side effects of RA drugs weren't as bad as they are! Leaving Cymbalta, Lyrica, Plaquenil and Methotrexate (all at different times) OUT of my body made me realize that they did affect me - I was "foggy" and sluggish mentally but didn't really notice it until I quit them.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Have also been on the following medications on and off: Tramadol\Acet, Lyrica,
    Vitamin D, and Lanzap.
    Patient also suffers from rheumatoid arthritis.

    Reply

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