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Review: could Lyrica cause Headaches (Headache)?

Summary: Headaches 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 Neurontin, and have Fibromyalgia.

We study 64,407 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,749 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from 66,617 Lyrica users)

Headaches

Headaches (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 168,914 Headaches patients)

On Mar, 10, 2015: 64,396 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 2,748 people (4.27%) have Headaches.

Trend of Headaches in Lyrica reports

Time on Lyrica when people have Headaches * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headaches51.42%22.60%8.80%8.66%7.71%0.68%0.14%

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Lyrica * :

FemaleMale
Headaches79.37%20.63%

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Lyrica * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headaches0.00%0.00%0.23%3.12%9.58%24.20%27.20%35.67%

Severity of Headaches when taking Lyrica ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headaches2.33%46.51%39.53%11.63%

How people recovered from Headaches ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headaches0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Fibromyalgia (732 people, 26.64%)
  2. Pain (580 people, 21.11%)
  3. Neuralgia (374 people, 13.61%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (293 people, 10.66%)
  5. Hypertension (264 people, 9.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (320 people, 11.64%)
  2. Cymbalta (273 people, 9.93%)
  3. Xanax (257 people, 9.35%)
  4. Lisinopril (221 people, 8.04%)
  5. Aspirin (214 people, 7.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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