Review: could Folic acid cause Red face (Skin blushing/flushing)?
Summary: Red face is found among people who take Folic acid, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Niaspan, and have High blood cholesterol.
We study 84,144 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 818 have Red face. Find out below who they are, when they have Red face and more.
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Folic acid has active ingredients of folic acid. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 84,811 Folic acid users)
Red face (a sudden reddening of the face, neck) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia. (latest reports from 45,037 Red face patients)
On Feb, 3, 2015: 84,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 818 people (0.97%) have Red Face.
Time on Folic acid when people have Red face * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Red face||0.00%||70.00%||10.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||20.00% |
Age of people who have Red face when taking Folic acid * :
|Red face||0.00%||0.33%||2.34%||3.85%||6.02%||12.88%||20.57%||54.01% |
Severity of Red face when taking Folic acid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Red face||20.00%||60.00%||0.00%||20.00% |
How people recovered from Red face ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Red face||0.00%||20.00%||80.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (128 people, 15.65%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (119 people, 14.55%)
- High density lipoprotein decreased (86 people, 10.51%)
- Blood triglycerides increased (59 people, 7.21%)
- Hypertension (44 people, 5.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Niaspan (355 people, 43.40%)
- Aspirin (275 people, 33.62%)
- Methotrexate (186 people, 22.74%)
- Remicade (149 people, 18.22%)
- Fish oil (108 people, 13.20%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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