Review: could Baclofen cause Headache?


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 26,445 people who have side effects while taking Baclofen from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,448 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 spasticity. (latest outcomes from Baclofen 41,254 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, drug ineffective, weakness, fatigue (latest reports from 294,188 Headache patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

26,445 people reported to have side effects when taking Baclofen.
Among them, 1,448 people (5.48%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Baclofen cause Headache?

Time on Baclofen when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 33.9 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.95 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.47 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.25 %
  • 10+ years: 1.69 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Baclofen *:

  • female: 74.09 %
  • male: 25.91 %

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: 16.89 %
  • 40-49: 31.05 %
  • 50-59: 29.28 %
  • 60+: 16.98 %

Severity if Headache when taking Baclofen **:

  • least: 11.76 %
  • moderate: 35.29 %
  • severe: 41.18 %
  • most severe: 11.76 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (580 people, 40.06%)
  • Pain (189 people, 13.05%)
  • Muscle Spasms (108 people, 7.46%)
  • Muscle Spasticity (105 people, 7.25%)
  • Depression (98 people, 6.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (251 people, 17.33%)
  • Gabapentin (208 people, 14.36%)
  • Gilenya (147 people, 10.15%)
  • Rebif (133 people, 9.19%)
  • Tysabri (128 people, 8.84%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (414 people, 28.59%)
  • Fatigue (364 people, 25.14%)
  • Dizziness (328 people, 22.65%)
  • Pain (259 people, 17.89%)
  • Muscle Spasms (227 people, 15.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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