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Review: could Fentanyl cause Headache?





Summary: Headache is found among people who take Fentanyl, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Fentanyl citrate, and have Pain.

We study 14,064 people who have side effects while taking Fentanyl from FDA and social media. Among them, 354 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Fentanyl

Fentanyl has active ingredients of fentanyl citrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Fentanyl 14,395 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Headache 199,069 patients)

On Dec, 1, 2014: 14,064 people reported to have side effects when taking Fentanyl. Among them, 354 people (2.52%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Fentanyl reports

Time on Fentanyl when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache89.13%0.00%4.35%0.00%6.52%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Fentanyl * :

FemaleMale
Headache57.32%42.68%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Fentanyl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%1.86%1.86%8.51%8.78%20.21%36.44%22.34%

Severity of Headache when taking Fentanyl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (64 people, 18.08%)
  2. Carcinoid tumour (33 people, 9.32%)
  3. Back pain (27 people, 7.63%)
  4. Depression (23 people, 6.50%)
  5. Anxiety (19 people, 5.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fentanyl citrate (211 people, 59.60%)
  2. Nitroglycerin (47 people, 13.28%)
  3. Versed (46 people, 12.99%)
  4. Prilosec (42 people, 11.86%)
  5. Aspirin (39 people, 11.02%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 57 year old man who has Headache, and takes Tylenol)
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  • What causes a headache only when coughing or shaking the head?
    (Asked by a 57 year old man who has Headache, and takes Benadryl)
    Head hurts only when shaken or I cough. I suspect benadryl or amytriptaline
  • Last night went to hospital as i was shaking and dizzy scared it was after my third dose of avelox. is this a side effect? i'm scared to take anything even my regular medications today was shaking
    (Asked by a 31 year old woman who has Breathing - Slowed Or Stopped, Dizzy, Shaky, and takes Percocet, Fentanyl, Avelox)
    Taken pain mess for years got chest infection was given avelox three days ago. Last nights dose I started shaking couldn't breathe so shaky yet I am dehydrated too. I had woke up drank coffee then took my mess regular and started shaking all over again. Drank three glasses of juice and two of water felt better but still off. I only take one dose of avelox a day and think I should stop it, should I?
  • What's the best home remedy for jaundice?
    (Asked by a 53 year old woman who has Fatigue, Headache, Elevated Blood Pressure, Eating More Alkaline Foods Helps Reduce Pain, Abdominal Pain Upper, Upper Back Pain, Indigestion, Slightly Yellow, and takes Hydrochlorothiazide)
    I started out thinking that I had pancreatitis, had all the symptoms, abdominal pain that went all the way thru to the back & inability to digest food (chronic indigestion). I read about keeping the bodys pH better balanced, bought pH test strips (urine) & found I was very acidic. I began eating more alkaline foods, alkalizing my water, and avoiding really acidic foods. Stopped taking my acid reducers because they actually KEPT me more acidic. I noticed that when my body's pH was up (alkaline) the pain was tolerable but when it began to drop (acid) the pain kicked up again. My doctors say they don't necessarily think it's pancreatitis because the ultrasound doesn't show inflammation & my blood test numbers are only slightly elevated. My liver enzymes are also slightly elevated. The doctors don't Seem very concerned. Today, for the first time in 2 months since this whole thing started I noticed I'm jaundiced. What the heck is this?

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