Could Aleve cause Headache - from FDA reports


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Aleve, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Tylenol, and have Pain . We study 37,775 people who have side effects while taking Aleve from FDA. Among them, 1,282 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Aleve

Aleve has active ingredients of naproxen sodium. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Aleve 39,593 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,112 Headache patients).

On Dec, 22, 2016

37,775 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve.
Among them, 1,282 people (3.39%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aleve cause Headache?

Time on Aleve when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 79.09 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.36 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.36 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.73 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.55 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.91 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Aleve *:

  • female: 73.48 %
  • male: 26.52 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Aleve *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.1 %
  • 10-19: 6.02 %
  • 20-29: 7.82 %
  • 30-39: 10.43 %
  • 40-49: 16.05 %
  • 50-59: 24.37 %
  • 60+: 35.21 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (104 people, 8.11%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (97 people, 7.57%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (71 people, 5.54%)
  • High Blood Pressure (62 people, 4.84%)
  • Arthritis (53 people, 4.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (120 people, 9.36%)
  • Advil (92 people, 7.18%)
  • Vicodin (73 people, 5.69%)
  • Nexium (69 people, 5.38%)
  • Vioxx (64 people, 4.99%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (264 people, 20.59%)
  • Fatigue (216 people, 16.85%)
  • Dizziness (214 people, 16.69%)
  • Pain (188 people, 14.66%)
  • Chest Pain (180 people, 14.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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