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Review: could Plavix cause Headache?

Summary: Headache is found among people who take Plavix, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 67,511 people who have side effects while taking Plavix from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,117 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Plavix

Plavix has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in stent. (latest outcomes from 69,444 Plavix users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 202,234 Headache patients)

On Feb, 1, 2015: 67,511 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix. Among them, 2,256 people (3.34%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Plavix reports

Time on Plavix when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache32.33%20.69%8.19%9.05%21.12%6.03%2.59%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Plavix * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.05%0.15%0.70%2.53%8.45%24.65%63.47%

Severity of Headache when taking Plavix ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache15.79%42.11%31.58%10.53%

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. Hypertension (246 people, 10.90%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (136 people, 6.03%)
  3. Pain (135 people, 5.98%)
  4. Osteoporosis (111 people, 4.92%)
  5. Stent placement (105 people, 4.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (943 people, 41.80%)
  2. Lipitor (487 people, 21.59%)
  3. Toprol-xl (303 people, 13.43%)
  4. Zocor (294 people, 13.03%)
  5. Lisinopril (279 people, 12.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Headaches start in the AM when meds are taken and continues(off and on) for the remainder of the day/night until I go to sleep.

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