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Review: could Escitalopram cause Headache?

We study 10,294 people who have side effects while taking Escitalopram from FDA and social media. Among them, 372 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Escitalopram

Escitalopram (latest outcomes from 11,192 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,206,045 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 10,291 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram. Among them, 372 people (3.61%) have Headache. They amount to 0.03% of all the 1,193,888 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.

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
Headache48.11%16.04%3.77%19.81%10.38%0.94%0.94%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Escitalopram * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.00%5.01%14.21%20.61%16.99%28.13%15.04%

Severity of Headache when taking Escitalopram ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache7.69%38.46%46.15%7.69%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache11.11%0.00%88.89%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (108 people, 29.03%)
  2. Pain (40 people, 10.75%)
  3. Anxiety (39 people, 10.48%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (22 people, 5.91%)
  5. Fatigue (21 people, 5.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Escitalopram oxalate (118 people, 31.72%)
  2. Clonazepam (32 people, 8.60%)
  3. Nexium (31 people, 8.33%)
  4. Modafinil (28 people, 7.53%)
  5. Gabapentin (27 people, 7.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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