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Review: could Garlic cause Headache?

Summary: Headache is found among people who take Garlic, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Vitamin e, and have Myelodysplastic syndrome. We study 1,204 people who have side effects while taking Garlic from FDA and social media. Among them, 42 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Garlic has active ingredients of allium sativum. It is often used in blood pressure management. (latest outcomes from 1,278 Garlic users)


Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 202,450 Headache patients)

On Apr, 28, 2015: 1,203 people reported to have side effects when taking Garlic. Among them, 98 people (8.15%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Garlic reports

Time on Garlic when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Garlic * :


Age of people who have Headache when taking Garlic * :


Severity of Headache when taking Garlic ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

How people recovered from Headache ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Myelodysplastic syndrome (8 people, 8.16%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 4.08%)
  3. High density lipoprotein decreased (3 people, 3.06%)
  4. Ill-defined disorder (3 people, 3.06%)
  5. Blood pressure increased (3 people, 3.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vitamin e (35 people, 35.71%)
  2. Aspirin (27 people, 27.55%)
  3. Ascorbic acid (27 people, 27.55%)
  4. Multi-vitamin (16 people, 16.33%)
  5. Folic acid (14 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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