Could Lyrica cause Headache - from FDA reports


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Lyrica, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cymbalta, and have Fibromyalgia . We study 122,481 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA. Among them, 5,013 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from Lyrica 126,903 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,080 Headache patients).

On Dec, 21, 2016

122,481 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica.
Among them, 5,013 people (4.09%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lyrica cause Headache?

Time on Lyrica when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 54.6 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.4 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.71 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.21 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.37 %
  • 10+ years: 0.37 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Lyrica *:

  • female: 78.27 %
  • male: 21.73 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Lyrica *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.03 %
  • 10-19: 0.27 %
  • 20-29: 2.95 %
  • 30-39: 8.78 %
  • 40-49: 23.13 %
  • 50-59: 28.59 %
  • 60+: 36.25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Fibromyalgia (966 people, 19.27%)
  • Pain (769 people, 15.34%)
  • Neuralgia (479 people, 9.56%)
  • High Blood Pressure (355 people, 7.08%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (349 people, 6.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cymbalta (479 people, 9.56%)
  • Xanax (354 people, 7.06%)
  • Neurontin (346 people, 6.90%)
  • Synthroid (290 people, 5.78%)
  • Nexium (266 people, 5.31%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (1,217 people, 24.28%)
  • Dizziness (1,201 people, 23.96%)
  • Pain (1,088 people, 21.70%)
  • Fatigue (881 people, 17.57%)
  • Weakness (676 people, 13.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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