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Review: could Methimazole cause Headaches?

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

We study 1,461 people who have side effects while taking Methimazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 53 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Methimazole

Methimazole (latest outcomes from 1,654 users) has active ingredients of methimazole. It is often used in hyperthyroidism.

Headaches

Headaches (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,194,608 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 1,434 people reported to have side effects when taking Methimazole. Among them, 53 people (3.70%) have Headaches. They amount to 0.00% of all the 1,203,357 people who have Headaches on eHealthMe.

Trend of Headaches in Methimazole reports

Time on Methimazole when people have Headaches * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headaches50.00%16.67%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Methimazole * :

FemaleMale
Headaches91.07%8.93%

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Methimazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headaches0.00%0.00%3.85%23.08%3.85%13.46%23.08%32.69%

Severity of Headaches when taking Methimazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headaches25.00%50.00%25.00%0.00%

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. Hyperthyroidism (14 people, 26.42%)
  2. Hypertension (11 people, 20.75%)
  3. Thyroid disorder (9 people, 16.98%)
  4. Headache (7 people, 13.21%)
  5. Hypercoagulation (6 people, 11.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (16 people, 30.19%)
  2. Warfarin sodium (9 people, 16.98%)
  3. Lortab (8 people, 15.09%)
  4. Prilosec (8 people, 15.09%)
  5. Hydrochlorothiazide (7 people, 13.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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