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Review: could Malic acid cause Headache?

Summary: Headache is reported only by a few people who take Malic acid.

We study 34 people who have side effects while taking Malic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Malic acid

Malic acid has active ingredients of alpha hydroxy acids. (latest outcomes from 37 Malic acid users)


Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 202,378 Headache patients)

On Jan, 30, 2015: 34 people reported to have side effects when taking Malic acid. Among them, 2 people (5.88%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Malic acid reports

Time on Malic acid when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Malic acid * :


Age of people who have Headache when taking Malic acid * :


Severity of Headache when taking Malic acid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Amnesia (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Ulcer (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Suicidal ideation (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Alopecia (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Sleep disorder (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Duragesic-100 (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Trimethoprim (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Zaroxolyn (1 people, 50.00%)
  4. Norco (1 people, 50.00%)
  5. Dicyclomine (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Ruptured blood vessel in eyelid during sleep. Right eye
    Tingling of right leg. Numbness of toes and numbness of right foot.
    Severe headache multiple times/once per week for last 6 weeks.


  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • This has been going on for years. Also had neck surgery in 2011 now my hands will go numb from time to time. also my feet and legs go numb also. Was diagnosed with DDD and also my knees with CMP. Do have that sensation of dizziness or like being "drunk" but I don't drink.


  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Had recent blood tests and came back with Raised eosphillia levels, dr cant figure out why as no symptoms apart from occaisional vomit and loose stools then ok for a week then bad for a day again. no foreign travel or sports in water etc.


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