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Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Headaches?

Summary: Headaches could be caused by Hydrochlorothiazide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 59,875 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,489 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide (latest outcomes from 61,809 users) has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide. It is often used in high blood pressure, blood pressure management. Commonly reported side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide include nausea, nausea aggravated, high blood pressure, fatigue, weakness.

Headaches

Headaches (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,205,565 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 59,875 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide. Among them, 2,489 people (4.16%) have Headaches. They amount to 0.21% of all the 1,202,870 people who have Headaches on eHealthMe.

Trend of Headaches in Hydrochlorothiazide reports

Time on Hydrochlorothiazide when people have Headaches * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headaches26.97%13.48%12.36%16.85%14.61%10.11%5.62%

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :

FemaleMale
Headaches73.19%26.81%

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Hydrochlorothiazide * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headaches0.05%0.05%0.42%0.75%5.36%18.01%25.91%49.46%

Severity of Headaches when taking Hydrochlorothiazide ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headaches7.50%57.50%27.50%7.50%

How people recovered from Headaches ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headaches0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (614 people, 24.67%)
  2. Depression (217 people, 8.72%)
  3. Pain (163 people, 6.55%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (121 people, 4.86%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (116 people, 4.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (465 people, 18.68%)
  2. Lisinopril (436 people, 17.52%)
  3. Atenolol (326 people, 13.10%)
  4. Lipitor (264 people, 10.61%)
  5. Synthroid (233 people, 9.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I have been on all 3 drugs for 2-3 years. In the last month I develop severe headaches every day. My Bp is 88/52.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • i want to know if its the medication or if i have more than that this just started about 6 months ago. and its getting worse.

    Reply

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • The only time the pain is partially releaved is lying in a prone position with heat on my posterior neck and the back of my head. The pain strats in my shoulders and neck and radiates up the back of my head.

    Reply

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