Atacand and Headaches - from FDA reports


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 High blood pressure . We study 16,630 people who have side effects while taking Atacand from FDA. Among them, 629 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 17,258 users)

Headaches

Headaches has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,242 Headaches patients).

On Jan, 24, 2017

16,630 people reported to have side effects when taking Atacand.
Among them, 629 people (3.78%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Atacand cause Headaches?

Time on Atacand when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 18.75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.81 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 48.44 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.81 %
  • 10+ years: 6.25 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Atacand *:

  • female: 72.82 %
  • male: 27.18 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Atacand *:

  • 0-1: 0.38 %
  • 2-9: 0.19 %
  • 10-19: 0.38 %
  • 20-29: 1.13 %
  • 30-39: 3.2 %
  • 40-49: 6.2 %
  • 50-59: 32.52 %
  • 60+: 56.02 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (240 people, 38.16%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (62 people, 9.86%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (43 people, 6.84%)
  • Convulsion (32 people, 5.09%)
  • Osteoporosis (29 people, 4.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Norvasc (74 people, 11.76%)
  • Xanax (68 people, 10.81%)
  • Lasix (56 people, 8.90%)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (56 people, 8.90%)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (53 people, 8.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (193 people, 30.68%)
  • Dizziness (190 people, 30.21%)
  • Nausea (127 people, 20.19%)
  • Weakness (107 people, 17.01%)
  • Fatigue (107 people, 17.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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