Review: could Folic Acid cause Upper Respiratory Tract Infection?


Upper respiratory tract infection is found among people who take Folic Acid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 104,382 people who have side effects while taking Folic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 734 have Upper respiratory tract infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Upper respiratory tract infection and more.

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Folic Acid

Folic acid has active ingredients of folic acid. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Folic acid 105,359 users)

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Upper respiratory tract infection has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, psoriasis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 27,428 Upper respiratory tract infection patients).

On Oct, 12, 2016

104,382 people reported to have side effects when taking Folic Acid.
Among them, 734 people (0.7%) have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Folic acid cause Upper respiratory tract infection?

Time on Folic Acid when people have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 37.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 43.75 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection when taking Folic Acid *:

  • female: 67.09 %
  • male: 32.91 %

Age of people who have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection when taking Folic Acid *:

  • 0-1: 0.54 %
  • 2-9: 2.17 %
  • 10-19: 2.17 %
  • 20-29: 2.9 %
  • 30-39: 6.7 %
  • 40-49: 14.49 %
  • 50-59: 30.43 %
  • 60+: 39.31 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (273 people, 37.19%)
  • Depression (68 people, 9.26%)
  • Pain (66 people, 8.99%)
  • Hypertension (66 people, 8.99%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (47 people, 6.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (301 people, 41.01%)
  • Humira (177 people, 24.11%)
  • Prednisone (134 people, 18.26%)
  • Enbrel (106 people, 14.44%)
  • Zometa (99 people, 13.49%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (143 people, 19.48%)
  • Fatigue (138 people, 18.80%)
  • Dyspnoea (124 people, 16.89%)
  • Cough (122 people, 16.62%)
  • Anxiety (120 people, 16.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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