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Review: could Nicotine cause Migraines?

Summary: Migraines could be caused by Nicotine, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lisinopril, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 5,641 people who have side effects while taking Nicotine from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Migraines. Find out below who they are, when they have Migraines and more.

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Nicotine

Nicotine (latest outcomes from 5,770 users) has active ingredients of nicotine. It is often used in quit smoking.

Migraines

Migraines (headache) (latest reports from 170,102 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, pain.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 5,636 people reported to have side effects when taking Nicotine. Among them, 19 people (0.34%) have Migraines. They amount to 0.01% of all the 169,345 people who have Migraines on eHealthMe.

Trend of Migraines in Nicotine reports

Time on Nicotine when people have Migraines * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Migraines100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Migraines when taking Nicotine * :

FemaleMale
Migraines88.89%11.11%

Age of people who have Migraines when taking Nicotine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Migraines0.00%0.00%0.00%18.75%43.75%0.00%31.25%6.25%

Severity of Migraines when taking Nicotine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Migraines ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (7 people, 36.84%)
  2. Depression (3 people, 15.79%)
  3. Anxiety (3 people, 15.79%)
  4. Mood swings (2 people, 10.53%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (2 people, 10.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lisinopril (5 people, 26.32%)
  2. Topamax (4 people, 21.05%)
  3. Effexor (4 people, 21.05%)
  4. Clonazepam (4 people, 21.05%)
  5. Gabapentin (4 people, 21.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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