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Review: could Lyrica cause Headaches?

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

We study 64,184 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,742 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,360 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia.

Headaches

Headaches (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,194,217 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 64,173 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 2,742 people (4.27%) have Headaches. They amount to 0.23% of all the 1,202,584 people who have Headaches on eHealthMe.

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
Headaches51.84%22.37%8.73%8.73%7.50%0.68%0.14%

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Lyrica * :

FemaleMale
Headaches79.34%20.66%

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Lyrica * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headaches0.00%0.00%0.23%3.09%9.53%24.22%27.23%35.71%

Severity of Headaches when taking Lyrica ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headaches2.70%45.95%40.54%10.81%

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 (728 people, 26.55%)
  2. Pain (578 people, 21.08%)
  3. Neuralgia (374 people, 13.64%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (293 people, 10.69%)
  5. Hypertension (264 people, 9.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (320 people, 11.67%)
  2. Cymbalta (272 people, 9.92%)
  3. Xanax (257 people, 9.37%)
  4. Lisinopril (221 people, 8.06%)
  5. Aspirin (214 people, 7.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have stopped taking Lyrica about 5 days ago and starting day 2 I have tingling on the top/back of my head that won't stop.

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