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Review: could Folic acid cause Nausea?

Summary: Nausea could be caused by Folic acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 84,029 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,664 have Nausea. Find out below who they are, when they have Nausea 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 therapeutic drug levels.

Nausea

Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit) (latest reports from 1,909,031 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, quit smoking, depression, pain.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 84,066 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 4,664 people (5.55%) have Nausea. They amount to 0.24% of all the 1,908,107 people who have Nausea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nausea in Folic acid reports

Time on Folic acid when people have Nausea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nausea18.18%28.10%26.45%9.92%12.40%2.48%2.48%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nausea0.02%0.51%1.41%5.24%8.68%12.70%23.89%47.54%

Severity of Nausea when taking Folic acid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nausea18.18%50.00%22.73%9.09%

How people recovered from Nausea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Nausea25.00%16.67%58.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (988 people, 21.18%)
  2. Pain (378 people, 8.10%)
  3. Hypertension (304 people, 6.52%)
  4. Osteoporosis (260 people, 5.57%)
  5. Depression (217 people, 4.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (1,358 people, 29.12%)
  2. Aspirin (907 people, 19.45%)
  3. Prednisone (884 people, 18.95%)
  4. Humira (639 people, 13.70%)
  5. Vitamin b-12 (493 people, 10.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Folic Acid (folic acid) is often used for therapeutic drug levels. Find out below the conditions Folic Acid is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • i have had these symptoms now for 3 weeks with no change my white blood cells are elevated previously 1 week they were 20,000 now on new blood test i have 18,600 whits blood cells and now the granulocyte maturation with no blast.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • B.R.Bahl on Nov, 25, 2012:

    MY WIFE HAS BEEN USING fosavance 70 mg for the last 4 years without break.She feels fed up with the medicine,should she discontinue and use the one at monthly intervals.would you please reply which is the best medicine. Is there loss/damage if she discontinues.She feels no relief from the pain in the right side of her body.she takes pain killer medicine,doctor tell her to continue using till we are alive and forever.She feel difficulty to walk even upto few yards .She feel bodily and mentally weakness.will you pl tell her what she should do,continue to take or discontinue the medicine.

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    CC on Nov, 30, 2012:

    I saw the same symptoms on Mystery Diagnosis. It was the patient’s thyroid. Have your wife go to a thyroid specialist.

    Reply

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