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 month, also take medication Nexium, and have Hyperthyroidism . We study 2,173 people who have side effects while taking Methimazole from FDA. Among them, 101 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 2,565 users)

Headaches

Headaches has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,080 Headaches patients).

On Dec, 22, 2016

2,173 people reported to have side effects when taking Methimazole.
Among them, 101 people (4.65%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Methimazole cause Headaches?

Time on Methimazole when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 57.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 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: 91.84 %
  • male: 8.16 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Methimazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.38 %
  • 20-29: 13.1 %
  • 30-39: 10.71 %
  • 40-49: 11.9 %
  • 50-59: 22.62 %
  • 60+: 39.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hyperthyroidism (22 people, 21.78%)
  • High Blood Pressure (15 people, 14.85%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (10 people, 9.90%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (10 people, 9.90%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (9 people, 8.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prilosec (11 people, 10.89%)
  • Nexium (11 people, 10.89%)
  • Humira (9 people, 8.91%)
  • Cymbalta (8 people, 7.92%)
  • Coumadin (8 people, 7.92%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (28 people, 27.72%)
  • Fatigue (27 people, 26.73%)
  • Dizziness (26 people, 25.74%)
  • Nausea (24 people, 23.76%)
  • Joint Pain (20 people, 19.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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