Review: could Lyrica cause Headaches?


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 Cymbalta, and have Fibromyalgia . We study 124,395 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 5,029 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 Lyrica 126,856 users)

Headaches

Headaches has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 305,923 Headaches patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

124,395 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica.
Among them, 5,029 people (4.04%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lyrica cause Headaches?

Time on Lyrica when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 52.12 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.68 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.98 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.46 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.1 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.18 %
  • 10+ years: 0.36 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Lyrica *:

  • female: 78.29 %
  • male: 21.71 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Lyrica *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.03 %
  • 10-19: 0.27 %
  • 20-29: 3.24 %
  • 30-39: 9.0 %
  • 40-49: 23.11 %
  • 50-59: 28.44 %
  • 60+: 35.92 %

Severity of Headaches **:

  • least: 5.77 %
  • moderate: 44.23 %
  • severe: 36.54 %
  • most severe: 13.46 %

How people recovered from Headaches **:

  • while on drug: 3.85 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 96.15 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cymbalta (487 people, 9.68%)
  • Xanax (356 people, 7.08%)
  • Neurontin (346 people, 6.88%)
  • Synthroid (291 people, 5.79%)
  • Nexium (267 people, 5.31%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Lyrica, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (354 people, 7.04%)
  • Depression (340 people, 6.76%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (279 people, 5.55%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (263 people, 5.23%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (1,211 people, 24.08%)
  • Dizziness (1,202 people, 23.90%)
  • Pain (1,083 people, 21.54%)
  • Fatigue (883 people, 17.56%)
  • Weakness (676 people, 13.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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