Review: could Aleve cause Headache?


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 32,703 people who have side effects while taking Aleve from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,190 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 39,588 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 305,922 Headache patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

32,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Aleve.
Among them, 1,190 people (3.64%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Aleve cause Headache?

Time on Aleve when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 69.81 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.49 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.72 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.66 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.66 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.77 %
  • 10+ years: 1.89 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Aleve *:

  • female: 73.33 %
  • male: 26.67 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Aleve *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.11 %
  • 10-19: 6.12 %
  • 20-29: 7.84 %
  • 30-39: 10.85 %
  • 40-49: 16.33 %
  • 50-59: 24.6 %
  • 60+: 34.16 %

Severity of Headache **:

  • least: 9.09 %
  • moderate: 36.36 %
  • severe: 54.55 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 16.67 %
  • not yet: 83.33 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tylenol (114 people, 9.58%)
  • Advil (92 people, 7.73%)
  • Vicodin (67 people, 5.63%)
  • Nexium (64 people, 5.38%)
  • Vioxx (62 people, 5.21%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Aleve, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Sclerosis (84 people, 7.06%)
  • High Blood Pressure (62 people, 5.21%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (240 people, 20.17%)
  • Fatigue (203 people, 17.06%)
  • Dizziness (195 people, 16.39%)
  • Pain (171 people, 14.37%)
  • Chest Pain (171 people, 14.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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