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Review: could Isoniazid cause Headache?

Summary: Headache is found among people who take Isoniazid, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Pyrazinamide, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. We study 7,419 people who have side effects while taking Isoniazid from FDA and social media. Among them, 233 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Isoniazid

Isoniazid has active ingredients of isoniazid. It is often used in tuberculosis. (latest outcomes from 7,572 Isoniazid users)

Headache

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 May, 7, 2015: 7,419 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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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I am considered "morbidly obese" but until recently had been a healthy obese

    Under doctor's supervision have been on aggressive diet for 6months and have lost 50lbs - but have seen an increase in the size of my thighs and abdomen

    Have also been treated for lymphedema of the lower leg - which started with the trauma of an infected insect bite, on the same leg that had two ankle sprains. With manual lymph drainage and compression stockings, the lower legs have become under control.

    The swelling has moved north - into the thighs and abdomen. so much so, the pressure at my knee caused a hyper extension of the joint that I have been recovering from for almost a year.

    Related to this - my belly button is now protruding and looking potentially like it's herniated....

    I've also had a row of lesions on lower abdomen - that haven't been active since last summer. Until last Thurs - when one reactivate, swelled, and eventually drained Saturday.

    Had lots of gas Saturday night. Then on Sunday it felt like there was pressure on the bladder - frequent desire to urinate without volume ongoing for 3 days.

    The pressure on my bladder - is typical near the beginning of a period - but usually for a part day when I first start to menstruate. I'm in the middle of my cycle and not due to menstruate for 2 more weeks.

    Have had regular bloodwork and urinalysis - it's not a UTI or Bladder Infection...normal white cell count.

    Am concerned about the possibility of Endometriosis and wondering if it could be connected to the lymphedema (or at least if both conditions are escalating one another).

    Could any of the medicines I'm taking be exaggerating this?

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • rapid weight gain withing 4 months or so

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Claudia on Mar, 25, 2015:

    I am female 58 yrs old and have been taking Xarelto for 4 months. I started getting headaches one month after beginning the drug treatment for a DVT. The headaches are daily and severe. I went to the hospital where they did a Cat scan, MRI, ultrasound of my veins, all to no avail. There's no brain bleed but maybe I have muscle strain in my neck. Thank you and thousands of dollars later. My Doctor has tried some drug therapy, chiropractor, and now I am trying deep tissue massage. If this is a side effect that may go away in another month or two I may be able to deal with this. Splitting the 20mg 2x daily is something I will talk to my doctor about. I do not want to go off this drug if this is temporary. Anyone have this experience?

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