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Review: could Isoniazid cause Headache?

We study 7,411 people who have side effects while taking Isoniazid from FDA and social media. Among them, 186 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Isoniazid

Isoniazid (latest outcomes from 7,563 users) has active ingredients of isoniazid. It is often used in tuberculosis.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,192,123 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 7,409 people reported to have side effects when taking Isoniazid. Among them, 233 people (3.14%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Isoniazid reports

Time on Isoniazid when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache43.59%38.46%10.26%2.56%0.00%5.13%0.00%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Isoniazid * :

FemaleMale
Headache63.75%36.25%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Isoniazid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%1.34%3.57%15.62%22.77%21.88%16.52%18.30%

Severity of Headache when taking Isoniazid ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Headache ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (64 people, 27.47%)
  2. Tuberculosis (32 people, 13.73%)
  3. Hiv infection (21 people, 9.01%)
  4. Prophylaxis (14 people, 6.01%)
  5. Tuberculin test positive (11 people, 4.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Pyrazinamide (49 people, 21.03%)
  2. Rifampicin (47 people, 20.17%)
  3. Methotrexate (42 people, 18.03%)
  4. Prednisolone (41 people, 17.60%)
  5. Remicade (36 people, 15.45%)

* 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 (2 days ago):

  • Had an emergency appendectomy in February with complications.... have lived with joint, muscle pain most of my adult life. Constant stomach problems from a young wage. IBS, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite. Feel like I am basically a failure, unable to keep a permanent job. Marriage is on verge of divorce, my family thinks it's all in my head, and that I cause this or even like to be a I. That I do it for attention, or mainly bc I am not responsible. I do not like discussing with family bc I feel misunderstood & like a. Broken record. I want to participate in life , if I don't I am criticized , if I do I pay the price. With either "pain" or comments like " well you did this "
    I feel scared, alone , but mostly hurt all over, including heart ache!!
    It's very confusing and will definitely make you think you are crazy at times.
    Was told yesterday I had fibromyalgia & vasculitis . Going to have blood test tomorrow .

    Reply

    gracekellygirl on Aug, 29, 2014:

    I had those same symptoms and they discovered a parathyroid tumor. Check out the symptoms for that. I was told I had fibromyalgia for years and lived in pain. Now it is gone and I feel much better. A sestamibi parathyroid scan will tell you for sure even when the parathyroid blood test comes back normal. Usually with this you have a high blood calcium as well.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • Increasing symptoms of body pain in many joints, chest pain and foggy head.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • G Conner on Jul, 31, 2012:

    female, age 65, Texas
    I am on both Xraelto and Flecainade. I have had a headache all month since I started Flecainade. Wonder if those will go away after a while, some are severe, or the drug needs changing. I had atrial fibrillation, no valve problems and shocked on 7/3.

    Reply

    Dawn on Dec, 30, 2012:

    I'm 40 years old and I've been on this drug for two months now and the headaches havent gone away. I'm on this because I have an MTHFR mutation that causes blood clots in my legs. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this, along with the welling and tired feeling go away.

    Reply

    Mark on Mar, 27, 2013:

    Hi Dawn,

    I too am on Xarelto (20MG daily)for DVT/PE. Have some headaches as well. Usally after I take the dose at dinner meal. I did find some information about FDA trials of this drug. The drug company had subjects on 10 mg twicw daily during some of the reasearch. FDA did challenge as to why they went to a single dose of 20mg. I have thought perhaps changing to 10 mg twice daily.

    Reply

    Mark on Mar, 27, 2013:

    Male, 58 yrs, currently on Xarelto for DVT /PE. Xarelto mfg. had trials done using 10 mg x 2 daily dose after the initial 15 mg x 2 daily.
    FDA did challenge as to why dose was changed to a single dose after drug was made public. I get a headache after my 20 mg dose at dinnertime.
    I wonder if the current dose of 20 mg daily might be too much for some people to tolerate.
    I am contacting my Doc. to see if 10 mg X 2 daily would be an option.

    Reply

    christy rowan on May, 26, 2013:

    I am on my 2nd month of xarelto. I was on couladon prior. I have anticardiolipin antibody syndrome... I am suffering from terriblr headaches, and sometimes lightheadedness. Trying to determine if it is from xarelto, or somedmething else. Any thoughts are appreciated.

    Reply

    msemm22 on Sep, 23, 2013:

    I am having the exact same issues. I have anticardiolipid antibody and was previously on Coumadin, now I have been on Xarelto for approx. 3 months. It's great not having to monitor but the headaches and lightheadedness don't out way the positives. My PCP is convinced it is the Xarelto but my Hematologist thinks differently. You aren't alone. Any feedback from anyone would be much appreciated!!

    Reply

    Leah F. on Aug, 26, 2014:

    I am a 47-year-old female on Xarelto for multiple episodes of DVT/PE. I have Factor V Leiden deficiency so I am prone to clotting. My doctor switched me from Coumadin to Xarelto. I take 20mg once a day at dinner time. Not needing to have routine blood work done has been great, but the headaches are life altering. Sometimes they are so severe I cannot stand or walk. I'm starting to worry the drug may be causing the headaches and may be having lasting effects. The headaches are daily at a moderate level and several times throughout each day reach a severe level. Is anyone else experiencing headaches this severe on a regular basis?

    Reply

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