Review: could Atacand cause Headaches?


Summary

Headaches is found among people who take Atacand, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Norvasc, and have Hypertension . We study 16,348 people who have side effects while taking Atacand from FDA and social media. Among them, 597 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Atacand

Atacand has active ingredients of candesartan cilexetil. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Atacand 17,044 users)

Headaches

Headaches has been reported by people with pain, insomnia, chest pain, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 294,188 Headaches patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

16,348 people reported to have side effects when taking Atacand.
Among them, 597 people (3.65%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Atacand cause Headaches?

Time on Atacand when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 17.46 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.7 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.59 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.35 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 44.44 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.11 %
  • 10+ years: 6.35 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Atacand *:

  • female: 72.53 %
  • male: 27.47 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Atacand *:

  • 0-1: 0.4 %
  • 2-9: 0.2 %
  • 10-19: 0.4 %
  • 20-29: 1.19 %
  • 30-39: 3.36 %
  • 40-49: 6.32 %
  • 50-59: 33.2 %
  • 60+: 54.94 %

Severity if Headaches when taking Atacand **:

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

How people recovered from Headaches **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (227 people, 38.02%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (38 people, 6.37%)
  • Convulsion (32 people, 5.36%)
  • Depression (27 people, 4.52%)
  • Osteoporosis (26 people, 4.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Norvasc (74 people, 12.40%)
  • Xanax (66 people, 11.06%)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (55 people, 9.21%)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (53 people, 8.88%)
  • Lasix (51 people, 8.54%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dizziness (172 people, 28.81%)
  • Nausea (121 people, 20.27%)
  • Blood Pressure Increased (105 people, 17.59%)
  • Hypertension (97 people, 16.25%)
  • Fatigue (97 people, 16.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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