Escitalopram and 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. This review analyzes which people have Headache with Escitalopram. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 19,956 people who have side effects when taking Escitalopram from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 11, 2017

19,956 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram.
Among them, 831 people (4.16%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Escitalopram cause Headache?

Time on Escitalopram when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 51.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.75 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.92 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.32 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.52 %
  • 10+ years: 0.63 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Escitalopram *:

  • female: 76.21 %
  • male: 23.79 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Escitalopram *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.43 %
  • 20-29: 9.55 %
  • 30-39: 17.76 %
  • 40-49: 18.81 %
  • 50-59: 23.73 %
  • 60+: 26.57 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (241 people, 29.00%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (107 people, 12.88%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (89 people, 10.71%)
  • Pain (68 people, 8.18%)
  • High Blood Pressure (50 people, 6.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Gilenya (53 people, 6.38%)
  • Lyrica (50 people, 6.02%)
  • Xanax (37 people, 4.45%)
  • Gabapentin (37 people, 4.45%)
  • Clonazepam (35 people, 4.21%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (229 people, 27.56%)
  • Fatigue (185 people, 22.26%)
  • Dizziness (184 people, 22.14%)
  • Weakness (142 people, 17.09%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (123 people, 14.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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