Could Escitalopram cause Headache - from FDA reports


Summary

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

Escitalopram has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Escitalopram 19,437 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 305,936 Headache patients).

On Dec, 05, 2016

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:

Could Escitalopram cause Headache?

Time on Escitalopram when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 52.32 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.21 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.62 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.62 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.32 %
  • 10+ years: 0.66 %

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 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%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Escitalopram, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • 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%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • 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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