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Review: could Escitalopram cause Headache?





Summary: Headache is found among people who take Escitalopram, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Escitalopram oxalate, and have Depression.

We study 10,334 people who have side effects while taking Escitalopram from FDA and social media. Among them, 375 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Escitalopram

Escitalopram has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Escitalopram 11,240 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Headache 199,069 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 10,324 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram. Among them, 374 people (3.62%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Escitalopram reports

Time on Escitalopram when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache47.22%16.67%4.63%19.44%10.19%0.93%0.93%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Escitalopram * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.00%4.99%14.40%20.50%16.90%28.25%14.96%

Severity of Headache when taking Escitalopram ** :

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

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache9.09%0.00%90.91%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (109 people, 29.14%)
  2. Pain (40 people, 10.70%)
  3. Anxiety (39 people, 10.43%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (22 people, 5.88%)
  5. Fatigue (21 people, 5.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Escitalopram oxalate (119 people, 31.82%)
  2. Clonazepam (32 people, 8.56%)
  3. Nexium (31 people, 8.29%)
  4. Modafinil (28 people, 7.49%)
  5. Amitriptyline hcl (27 people, 7.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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