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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 Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 84,123 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

Folic acid has active ingredients of folic acid. It is often used in therapeutic drug levels. (latest outcomes from Folic acid 84,787 users)

Red face

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 Red face 44,981 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 84,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 818 people (0.97%) have Red Face.

Trend of Red face in Folic acid reports

Time on Folic acid when people have Red face * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Red face0.00%70.00%10.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%

Age of people who have Red face when taking Folic acid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Red face0.00%0.33%2.34%3.85%6.02%12.88%20.57%54.01%

Severity of Red face when taking Folic acid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Red face20.00%60.00%0.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Red face ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Red face0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (128 people, 15.65%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (119 people, 14.55%)
  3. High density lipoprotein decreased (86 people, 10.51%)
  4. Blood triglycerides increased (59 people, 7.21%)
  5. Hypertension (44 people, 5.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Niaspan (355 people, 43.40%)
  2. Aspirin (275 people, 33.62%)
  3. Methotrexate (186 people, 22.74%)
  4. Remicade (149 people, 18.22%)
  5. Fish oil (108 people, 13.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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