Could Arimidex cause Headaches - from FDA reports


Summary

Headaches is found among people who take Arimidex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer . We study 16,870 people who have side effects while taking Arimidex from FDA. Among them, 787 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Arimidex

Arimidex has active ingredients of anastrozole. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Arimidex 17,294 users)

Headaches

Headaches has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 305,965 Headaches patients).

On Nov, 22, 2016

16,870 people reported to have side effects when taking Arimidex.
Among them, 787 people (4.67%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Arimidex cause Headaches?

Time on Arimidex when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 15.97 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.44 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.42 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 32.64 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.28 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Arimidex *:

  • female: 96.25 %
  • male: 3.75 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Arimidex *:

  • 0-1: 0.3 %
  • 2-9: 0.15 %
  • 10-19: 0.61 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.64 %
  • 40-49: 10.3 %
  • 50-59: 28.79 %
  • 60+: 56.21 %

Severity of Headaches **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (333 people, 42.31%)
  • Metastases To Bone (115 people, 14.61%)
  • Breast Cancer Female (66 people, 8.39%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (55 people, 6.99%)
  • High Blood Pressure (45 people, 5.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (230 people, 29.22%)
  • Aredia (146 people, 18.55%)
  • Taxotere (120 people, 15.25%)
  • Tamoxifen Citrate (107 people, 13.60%)
  • Xeloda (102 people, 12.96%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (327 people, 41.55%)
  • Fatigue (290 people, 36.85%)
  • Nausea (251 people, 31.89%)
  • Pain (247 people, 31.39%)
  • Back Pain (235 people, 29.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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