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Review: could Paxil cause Headache?

Summary: Headache could be caused by Paxil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Paxil cr, and have Depression.

We study 68,360 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,798 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Paxil

Paxil (latest outcomes from 70,170 users) has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,202,511 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 68,212 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 4,602 people (6.75%) have Headache. They amount to 0.38% of all the 1,201,866 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.

Trend of Headache in Paxil reports

Time on Paxil when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache15.07%22.88%12.21%17.60%18.81%11.22%2.20%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Paxil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.17%0.47%6.14%12.19%22.24%23.42%19.60%15.77%

Severity of Headache when taking Paxil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache13.64%68.18%13.64%4.55%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (1,093 people, 23.75%)
  2. Anxiety (429 people, 9.32%)
  3. Pain (243 people, 5.28%)
  4. Hypertension (91 people, 1.98%)
  5. Insomnia (78 people, 1.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Paxil cr (586 people, 12.73%)
  2. Xanax (490 people, 10.65%)
  3. Vioxx (310 people, 6.74%)
  4. Aspirin (305 people, 6.63%)
  5. Ambien (301 people, 6.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Karen on Aug, 15, 2011:

    I do not take any medications my BP is usually within normal range of 115 over 78. After taking aloe vera tablets. One today and one yesterday...I am experiencing increased BP and heart rate. It did however, take my heartburn away. I will not take anymore aloe vera orally. Will only use it on my skin from here on out. Not liking the feeling that it gives me.

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    Brandy on Jun, 30, 2012:

    I am 29 year old female..I took one capsule at midnight two days ago. I have been experiencing extreme stomach cramps and diarrhea. I can not keep any food in my system. I have been miserable for two days now. I will never take these pills again. I've tried to counter act the side affect with pepto but as of right now that's not working. I am trying to stay hydrated because it's pure liquid coming out. This is the worst feeling every...

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • R. Sticken on Aug, 30, 2011:

    My son uses Albuterol and Flovent nasal. He described to us what sounded like tunnel vision. We will discuss this with his doctor.

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