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Review: could Folic acid cause Multiple sclerosis?

Summary: Multiple sclerosis 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 Methotrexate, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 84,144 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 196 have Multiple sclerosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Multiple sclerosis and more.

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Folic acid

Folic acid has active ingredients of folic acid. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 84,811 Folic acid users)

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath) has been reported by people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 224,269 Multiple sclerosis patients)

On Feb, 5, 2015: 84,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 196 people (0.23%) have Multiple Sclerosis.

Trend of Multiple sclerosis in Folic acid reports

Time on Folic acid when people have Multiple sclerosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Multiple sclerosis11.11%88.89%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Multiple sclerosis when taking Folic acid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Multiple sclerosis0.00%0.00%0.00%1.08%11.29%36.02%40.32%11.29%

Severity of Multiple sclerosis when taking Folic acid ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Multiple sclerosis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (54 people, 27.55%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (34 people, 17.35%)
  3. Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (13 people, 6.63%)
  4. Osteoporosis (12 people, 6.12%)
  5. Depression (11 people, 5.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (71 people, 36.22%)
  2. Betaseron (42 people, 21.43%)
  3. Baclofen (42 people, 21.43%)
  4. Enbrel (41 people, 20.92%)
  5. Avonex (37 people, 18.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can i take humira while i still have pinpoint red spots on my skin? i have been told to stop the methotrextrate and they started me on prednisone to clear it up, i am scheduled to start humira.
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  • violet brown on Dec, 3, 2012:

    I'm a 52 y/o female with RA, Sjogrens and fibromyalgia. I've been on Humira & methotrexate for about 7 years. Sinusitis symptoms off and on, usually after Humira injection or day after taking mtx. Infection needing antibiotic only a few times. Frustrating, but better than hurting, fatigue and joint degeneration.

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    vijay singh on Jul, 3, 2012:

    I am taking vitamin-E and vitamin-B complex regularly daily and Vitamin-A seldom from last two months. Now I saw that there is swelling on my finge's tip. Please suggest me some rimedy.

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    Debby on Jun, 29, 2011:

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