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Review: could Celexa cause Headache?

Summary: Headache could be caused by Celexa, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Xanax, and have Depression.

We study 27,321 people who have side effects while taking Celexa from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,441 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Celexa

Celexa (latest outcomes from 30,550 users) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,201,179 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 27,141 people reported to have side effects when taking Celexa. Among them, 1,758 people (6.48%) have Headache. They amount to 0.15% of all the 1,199,823 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.

Trend of Headache in Celexa reports

Time on Celexa when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache23.93%33.33%14.53%7.69%15.38%4.27%0.85%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Celexa * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.06%3.83%5.43%17.99%28.44%22.56%21.70%

Severity of Headache when taking Celexa ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache0.00%62.07%31.03%6.90%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%12.50%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (349 people, 19.85%)
  2. Pain (203 people, 11.55%)
  3. Anxiety (109 people, 6.20%)
  4. Hypertension (92 people, 5.23%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (71 people, 4.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (282 people, 16.04%)
  2. Neurontin (273 people, 15.53%)
  3. Oxycontin (237 people, 13.48%)
  4. Ambien (232 people, 13.20%)
  5. Prilosec (229 people, 13.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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