Review: could Amoxicillin cause Headache?


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Amoxicillin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Metastases to bone . We study 24,015 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,079 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin has active ingredients of amoxicillin. It is often used in helicobacter infection. (latest outcomes from Amoxicillin 26,085 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 191,732 Headache patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

24,015 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin.
Among them, 1,079 people (4.49%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Amoxicillin cause Headache?

Time on Amoxicillin when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 69.8 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.45 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.34 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.7 %
  • 10+ years: 5.37 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Amoxicillin *:

  • female: 64.22 %
  • male: 35.78 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Amoxicillin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.65 %
  • 10-19: 9.77 %
  • 20-29: 7.9 %
  • 30-39: 9.77 %
  • 40-49: 18.33 %
  • 50-59: 25.14 %
  • 60+: 27.44 %

Severity if Headache when taking Amoxicillin **:

  • least: 7.14 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 42.86 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Metastases To Bone (83 people)
  • Pain (71 people)
  • Depression (63 people)
  • Hypertension (59 people)
  • Anxiety (57 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (307 people)
  • Aredia (214 people)
  • Prilosec (172 people)
  • Aspirin (171 people)
  • Vicodin (162 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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