Review: could Folic acid cause Red face?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 84,051 people who take Folic acid. Among them, 817 have Red face. See who they are, when they have Red face and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Folic acid (latest outcomes from 84,660 users) has active ingredients of folic acid. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, therapeutic drug levels. Commonly reported side effects of Folic acid include nausea aggravated, nausea, breathing difficulty, fatigue, weakness.
Red face (a sudden reddening of the face, neck) (latest reports from 342,084 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, high blood pressure, low density lipoprotein increased, hyperlipidaemia.
On Feb, 22, 2014: 80,622 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 741 people (0.92%) 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%||77.78%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||22.22% |
Age of people who have Red face when taking Folic acid * :
|Red face||0.00%||0.37%||2.57%||3.85%||6.24%||13.76%||20.37%||52.84% |
Severity of Red face when taking Folic acid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Red face||25.00%||50.00%||0.00%||25.00% |
How people recovered from Red face ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Red face||0.00%||25.00%||75.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (120 people, 16.19%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (117 people, 15.79%)
- High density lipoprotein decreased (79 people, 10.66%)
- Blood triglycerides increased (53 people, 7.15%)
- Hypertension (44 people, 5.94%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Niaspan (319 people, 43.05%)
- Aspirin (248 people, 33.47%)
- Methotrexate (178 people, 24.02%)
- Remicade (149 people, 20.11%)
- Fish oil (98 people, 13.23%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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