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 10,354 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 has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 11,262 Escitalopram users)
Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 202,409 Headache patients)
On Mar, 28, 2015: 10,354 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram. Among them, 375 people (3.62%) have Headache.
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 (110 people, 29.33%)
- Anxiety (40 people, 10.67%)
- Pain (40 people, 10.67%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (22 people, 5.87%)
- Fatigue (21 people, 5.60%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Escitalopram oxalate (119 people, 31.73%)
- Clonazepam (32 people, 8.53%)
- Nexium (31 people, 8.27%)
- Modafinil (28 people, 7.47%)
- Gabapentin (27 people, 7.20%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Tegretol for a 46-year old woman with Trigeminal Neuralgia. The patient has Headache (pain in head)
- A study of side effects of Seroquel Xr for a 41-year old woman with Bipolar Ii Disorder. The patient has Sleepy, Abdominal Pain, Headache (pain in head)
- A study of drug interactions between Cialis, Omega 3, Sinemet, Escitalopram, Bystolic, Lotrel, Simvastatin, Clonazepam, Vesicare for a 60-year old man with Incontinence, Age-related Hearing Loss, Parkinson's Disease, Depression, Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled, Blood Cholesterol Abnormal, Sleep Disorder, Urgent Urination. The patient has Fatigue, Parkinsonian Gait, Tremor
- A study of side effects of Inderal for a 39-year old woman with Thyroid Disorder. The patient has Headache (pain in head)
- A study of side effects of Crestor for a 58-year old woman with High Blood Cholesterol. The patient has Frequent Headaches (pain in head), Low Blood Pressure (abnormally low blood pressure)
Recent Escitalopram related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Sertraline, Bupropion Hydrochloride, Prozac, Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Lexapro for a 69-year old man who has Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorders
- Comparions of Zyprexa, Lamictal, Lexapro, Prozac, Mirtazapine for a 45-year old woman who has OCD
- Comparions of Depo-provera, Escitalopram, Lamotrigine for a 38-year old woman who has Bipolar I Disorder
- Comparions of Sertraline, Escitalopram, Duloxetine Hydrochloride, Paxil for a 27-year old man who has Depression
- Comparions of Pristiq, Lexapro for a 58-year old woman who has Depression
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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