Review: could Folic acid cause Sleep aid?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
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, 1,117 have Sleep aid. See who they are, when they have Sleep aid 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 therapeutic drug levels, heart injury. Commonly reported side effects of Folic acid include nausea aggravated, nausea, breathing difficulty, fatigue, weakness.
Sleep aid (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 759,025 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, insomnia, high blood pressure, pain.
On Feb, 28, 2014: 80,622 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic acid. Among them, 1,043 people (1.29%) have Sleep Aid.
Time on Folic acid when people have Sleep aid * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Sleep aid||0.00%||14.29%||38.10%||9.52%||28.57%||7.14%||2.38% |
Age of people who have Sleep aid when taking Folic acid * :
|Sleep aid||0.00%||0.00%||0.46%||3.67%||8.83%||16.51%||26.49%||44.04% |
Severity of Sleep aid when taking Folic acid ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sleep aid||6.25%||37.50%||43.75%||12.50% |
How people recovered from Sleep aid ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sleep aid||0.00%||12.50%||87.50% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (236 people, 22.63%)
- Depression (118 people, 11.31%)
- Pain (100 people, 9.59%)
- Hypertension (93 people, 8.92%)
- Osteoporosis (81 people, 7.77%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (277 people, 26.56%)
- Aspirin (216 people, 20.71%)
- Prednisone (205 people, 19.65%)
- Humira (142 people, 13.61%)
- Lasix (132 people, 12.66%)
* 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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