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Review: could Baclofen cause Headache?

Summary: Headache could be caused by Baclofen, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Neurontin, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 20,272 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,071 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Baclofen

Baclofen (latest outcomes from 21,074 users) has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,196,886 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 20,311 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen. Among them, 1,211 people (5.96%) have Headache. They amount to 0.10% of all the 1,199,543 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.

Trend of Headache in Baclofen reports

Time on Baclofen when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache28.89%13.33%13.33%22.22%4.44%15.56%2.22%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Baclofen * :

FemaleMale
Headache73.07%26.93%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Baclofen * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.08%1.19%3.14%18.85%34.97%29.12%12.65%

Severity of Headache when taking Baclofen ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache6.67%40.00%40.00%13.33%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (429 people, 35.43%)
  2. Pain (167 people, 13.79%)
  3. Muscle spasms (98 people, 8.09%)
  4. Depression (85 people, 7.02%)
  5. Muscle spasticity (78 people, 6.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (244 people, 20.15%)
  2. Avonex (164 people, 13.54%)
  3. Gabapentin (155 people, 12.80%)
  4. Klonopin (126 people, 10.40%)
  5. Aspirin (119 people, 9.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I believe the Gabapentin is causing headaches.

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