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Review: could Aleve cause Headache?

Summary: Headache could be caused by Aleve, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Headache.

We study 19,214 people who have side effects while taking Aleve from FDA and social media. Among them, 918 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Aleve

Aleve (latest outcomes from 20,525 users) has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,194,638 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 19,214 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve. Among them, 918 people (4.78%) have Headache. They amount to 0.08% of all the 1,210,252 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.

Trend of Headache in Aleve reports

Time on Aleve when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache69.72%11.01%3.67%4.59%5.50%4.59%0.92%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Aleve * :

FemaleMale
Headache72.18%27.82%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Aleve * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.00%7.37%11.65%13.44%16.17%19.62%31.75%

Severity of Headache when taking Aleve ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache9.09%45.45%45.45%0.00%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Headache (224 people, 24.40%)
  2. Multiple sclerosis (60 people, 6.54%)
  3. Pain (50 people, 5.45%)
  4. Arthritis (50 people, 5.45%)
  5. Hypertension (49 people, 5.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (122 people, 13.29%)
  2. Vioxx (70 people, 7.63%)
  3. Advil (68 people, 7.41%)
  4. Vitamin d (66 people, 7.19%)
  5. Ibuprofen (65 people, 7.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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