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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 10,341 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 11,248 Escitalopram users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 202,234 Headache patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 10,341 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram. Among them, 375 people (3.63%) 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
Headache47.71%16.51%4.59%19.27%10.09%0.92%0.92%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Escitalopram * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.00%4.97%14.36%20.44%16.85%28.45%14.92%

Severity of Headache when taking Escitalopram ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache6.25%43.75%37.50%12.50%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache8.33%0.00%91.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (110 people, 29.33%)
  2. Anxiety (40 people, 10.67%)
  3. Pain (40 people, 10.67%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (22 people, 5.87%)
  5. Fatigue (21 people, 5.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Escitalopram oxalate (119 people, 31.73%)
  2. Clonazepam (32 people, 8.53%)
  3. Nexium (31 people, 8.27%)
  4. Modafinil (28 people, 7.47%)
  5. Gabapentin (27 people, 7.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Take 150mg of bupropion in the morning and 10 mg of escitalopram at night. Headache in forehead when I wake up in the morning, lessons as day goes on.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Taking Lo Loestrin FE and Escitalopram 10 mg/day
    after several weeks, appearance of terrible headache/migraine specially at night, when lying down

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • I am being treated for mental illness and anxiety. I have moments when i am just drenched in sweat. I have no energy.

    Reply

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