Review: could Escitalopram cause Headache?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 10,235 people who take Escitalopram. Among them, 372 have Headache. See who they are, when they have Headache and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Escitalopram (latest outcomes from 10,302 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Escitalopram include completed suicide, fatigue, dizziness, fall, nausea.
Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,173,511 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 10,235 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram. Among them, 372 people (3.63%) have Headache.
Time on Escitalopram when people have Headache * :
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Age of people who have Headache when taking Escitalopram * :
Severity of Headache when taking Escitalopram ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Headache ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (108 people, 29.03%)
- Pain (40 people, 10.75%)
- Anxiety (39 people, 10.48%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (22 people, 5.91%)
- Fatigue (21 people, 5.65%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Escitalopram oxalate (118 people, 31.72%)
- Clonazepam (32 people, 8.60%)
- Nexium (31 people, 8.33%)
- Modafinil (28 people, 7.53%)
- Amitriptyline hcl (27 people, 7.26%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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N. Chapman on Apr, 1, 2011:
I have been on Evista 2.5 yrs and in Oct. 2010 I broke out for the first time with hives. I was covered from head to toes with small to large welts that were raised and had fever. They lasted thru two rounds of steriods. Finally after 5 weeks they went away, only to come back 2 weeks later. Allergist does not know the source after blood tests and allergy tests. They have returned every two weeks now since Dec.2010. The also return with angiodema. Bruising also accompanies the hives. It becomes very painful to move areas around joints. A skin biopsy showed no autoimmune source. After some research starting to think Evista may be a link to these hives along with Fatty Liver disease.
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