Review: could Paxil cause Headaches?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 1, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.1/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 68,191 people who take Paxil. Among them, 3,798 have Headaches. See who they are, when they have Headaches and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Paxil (latest outcomes from 70,148 users) has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Paxil include nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety, dizziness, anxiety aggravated.
Headaches (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,169,253 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 66,938 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 3,747 people (5.60%) have Headaches.
Time on Paxil when people have Headaches * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Headaches when taking Paxil * :
Severity of Headaches when taking Paxil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Headaches ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (1,087 people, 29.01%)
- Anxiety (424 people, 11.32%)
- Pain (241 people, 6.43%)
- Hypertension (88 people, 2.35%)
- Insomnia (78 people, 2.08%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Paxil cr (583 people, 15.56%)
- Xanax (423 people, 11.29%)
- Vioxx (283 people, 7.55%)
- Ambien (279 people, 7.45%)
- Aspirin (270 people, 7.21%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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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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