Could Methimazole cause Headaches - from FDA reports


Summary

Headaches is found among people who take Methimazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Humira, and have Hyperthyroidism . We study 1,759 people who have side effects while taking Methimazole from FDA. Among them, 70 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Methimazole

Methimazole has active ingredients of methimazole. It is often used in hyperthyroidism. (latest outcomes from Methimazole 2,562 users)

Headaches

Headaches has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 305,965 Headaches patients).

On Nov, 20, 2016

1,759 people reported to have side effects when taking Methimazole.
Among them, 70 people (3.98%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methimazole cause Headaches?

Time on Methimazole when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 30 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Methimazole *:

  • female: 91.43 %
  • male: 8.57 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Methimazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.17 %
  • 20-29: 17.46 %
  • 30-39: 7.94 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 26.98 %
  • 60+: 30.16 %

Severity of Headaches **:

  • least: 25 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (9 people, 12.86%)
  • Prilosec (8 people, 11.43%)
  • Omeprazole (7 people, 10.00%)
  • Lisinopril (7 people, 10.00%)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (7 people, 10.00%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (13 people, 18.57%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (9 people, 12.86%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (7 people, 10.00%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (6 people, 8.57%)
  • Osteoporosis (6 people, 8.57%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Weakness (19 people, 27.14%)
  • Joint Pain (16 people, 22.86%)
  • Pain (15 people, 21.43%)
  • Fatigue (15 people, 21.43%)
  • Dizziness (15 people, 21.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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