Review: could Escitalopram cause Headache?
Summary: Headache could be caused by Escitalopram, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Escitalopram oxalate, and have Depression.
We study 10,263 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 (latest outcomes from 11,153 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.
Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,201,785 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.
On Apr, 7, 2014: 10,256 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram. Among them, 372 people (3.63%) have Headache. They amount to 0.03% of all the 1,199,816 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.
Time on Escitalopram when people have Headache * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
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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On eHealthMe, Escitalopram (escitalopram oxalate) is often used for depression. Find out below the conditions Escitalopram is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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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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