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Review: could Folic acid cause Sleep aid?

Summary: Sleep aid could be caused by Folic acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 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, 1,117 have Sleep aid. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleep aid 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.

Sleep aid

Sleep aid (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 776,407 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 84,066 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 1,117 people (1.33%) have Sleep Aid. They amount to 0.14% of all the 781,795 people who have Sleep Aid on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sleep aid in Folic acid reports

Time on Folic acid when people have Sleep aid * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleep aid0.00%18.18%36.36%9.09%27.27%6.82%2.27%

Age of people who have Sleep aid when taking Folic acid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleep aid0.00%0.00%0.43%4.21%8.64%16.74%26.13%43.84%

Severity of Sleep aid when taking Folic acid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleep aid6.25%37.50%43.75%12.50%

How people recovered from Sleep aid ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleep aid0.00%12.50%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (250 people, 22.38%)
  2. Depression (120 people, 10.74%)
  3. Pain (105 people, 9.40%)
  4. Hypertension (95 people, 8.50%)
  5. Osteoporosis (85 people, 7.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (289 people, 25.87%)
  2. Aspirin (225 people, 20.14%)
  3. Prednisone (211 people, 18.89%)
  4. Humira (148 people, 13.25%)
  5. Lasix (136 people, 12.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Thrash around (awake, needing to move, repetition song or poem in head, no worries) in bed until about 6:00a.m. Then sleep about 3-4 hours. Exhausted. Losing weight. Don't take naps. Methotrexate at 10mg, folic acid at 1mg per day. Recently reduced folic acid to 5mcg daily, in hopes of improvement. This unrelenting cycle started when pharmacy switched my Advair for cheaper Dulera. After 2 months of about 3 hours of morning sleep only and 6 pounds lost, back to Advair. But imsomnia pattern continues, though with very slow weight gain (good, for me). Age 65. Only a 12.5mg CR Ambien works--so take it about 2X month. 5mg Ambien (generic) does not work. Afraid of taking Ambien often. Wonder if a sensitivity to the folic acid might be the likely culprit.

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