Could Paxil cause Headache - from FDA reports


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Paxil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Xanax, and have Depression . We study 76,622 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA. Among them, 4,233 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Paxil

Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Paxil 79,798 users)

Headache

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

On Dec, 19, 2016

76,622 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil.
Among them, 4,233 people (5.52%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Paxil cause Headache?

Time on Paxil when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 14.7 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.84 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.6 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.26 %
  • 10+ years: 2.61 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Paxil *:

  • female: 70.79 %
  • male: 29.21 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Paxil *:

  • 0-1: 0.21 %
  • 2-9: 0.24 %
  • 10-19: 5.82 %
  • 20-29: 9.87 %
  • 30-39: 19.49 %
  • 40-49: 22.98 %
  • 50-59: 21.58 %
  • 60+: 19.7 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (1,070 people, 25.28%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (422 people, 9.97%)
  • Pain (243 people, 5.74%)
  • High Blood Pressure (121 people, 2.86%)
  • Panic Disorder (110 people, 2.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (432 people, 10.21%)
  • Ambien (299 people, 7.06%)
  • Zometa (277 people, 6.54%)
  • Oxycontin (265 people, 6.26%)
  • Neurontin (265 people, 6.26%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dizziness (1,764 people, 41.67%)
  • Nausea (1,703 people, 40.23%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (1,451 people, 34.28%)
  • Fatigue (1,395 people, 32.96%)
  • Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (1,277 people, 30.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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