Could Escitalopram cause Headache - from FDA reports
Headache is found among people who take Escitalopram, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Gilenya, and have Depression . We study 17,868 people who have side effects while taking Escitalopram from FDA. Among them, 749 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 Escitalopram 19,453 users)
Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,112 Headache patients).
On Jan, 05, 2017
17,868 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram.
Among them, 749 people (4.19%) have Headache
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Escitalopram when people have Headache *:
- < 1 month: 53.69 %
- 1 - 6 months: 20.81 %
- 6 - 12 months: 4.7 %
- 1 - 2 years: 13.42 %
- 2 - 5 years: 5.37 %
- 5 - 10 years: 1.34 %
- 10+ years: 0.67 %
Gender of people who have Headache when taking Escitalopram *:
- female: 76.58 %
- male: 23.42 %
Age of people who have Headache when taking Escitalopram *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 3.4 %
- 20-29: 9.89 %
- 30-39: 17.99 %
- 40-49: 18.96 %
- 50-59: 23.18 %
- 60+: 26.42 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (218 people, 29.11%)
- Stress And Anxiety (93 people, 12.42%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (77 people, 10.28%)
- Pain (62 people, 8.28%)
- High Blood Pressure (46 people, 6.14%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Gilenya (47 people, 6.28%)
- Lyrica (42 people, 5.61%)
- Gabapentin (37 people, 4.94%)
- Xanax (36 people, 4.81%)
- Clonazepam (35 people, 4.67%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (211 people, 28.17%)
- Dizziness (169 people, 22.56%)
- Fatigue (167 people, 22.30%)
- Weakness (131 people, 17.49%)
- Stress And Anxiety (114 people, 15.22%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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