Could Baclofen cause Headache - from FDA reports


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Baclofen, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 26,469 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA. Among them, 1,450 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Baclofen

Baclofen has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from Baclofen 44,060 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 305,964 Headache patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

26,469 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen.
Among them, 1,450 people (5.48%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Baclofen cause Headache?

Time on Baclofen when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 31.75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.7 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.52 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.46 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 1.59 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Baclofen *:

  • female: 74.13 %
  • male: 25.87 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Baclofen *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.24 %
  • 10-19: 1.77 %
  • 20-29: 3.78 %
  • 30-39: 16.95 %
  • 40-49: 31.0 %
  • 50-59: 29.32 %
  • 60+: 16.95 %

Severity of Headache **:

  • least: 10.53 %
  • moderate: 42.11 %
  • severe: 36.84 %
  • most severe: 10.53 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (582 people, 40.14%)
  • Pain (190 people, 13.10%)
  • Muscle Spasms (108 people, 7.45%)
  • Muscle Spasticity (106 people, 7.31%)
  • Depression (101 people, 6.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (251 people, 17.31%)
  • Gabapentin (208 people, 14.34%)
  • Gilenya (147 people, 10.14%)
  • Rebif (133 people, 9.17%)
  • Tysabri (130 people, 8.97%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (415 people, 28.62%)
  • Fatigue (385 people, 26.55%)
  • Dizziness (339 people, 23.38%)
  • Weakness (322 people, 22.21%)
  • Pain (259 people, 17.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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