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 Hypertension . We study 98,987 people who have side effects while taking Plavix from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,887 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 Plavix 101,521 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, drug ineffective, weakness, fatigue (latest reports from 294,188 Headache patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

98,987 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix.
Among them, 2,887 people (2.92%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plavix cause Headache?

Time on Plavix when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 29.37 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.05 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.32 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.52 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.63 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
  • 10+ years: 2.78 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Plavix *:

  • female: 59.32 %
  • male: 40.68 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Plavix *:

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.21 %
  • 20-29: 0.68 %
  • 30-39: 2.67 %
  • 40-49: 8.44 %
  • 50-59: 23.16 %
  • 60+: 64.76 %

Severity if Headache when taking Plavix **:

  • least: 15 %
  • moderate: 45 %
  • severe: 30 %
  • most severe: 10 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (299 people, 10.36%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (180 people, 6.23%)
  • Pain (167 people, 5.78%)
  • Osteoporosis (144 people, 4.99%)
  • Depression (125 people, 4.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (707 people, 24.49%)
  • Lipitor (559 people, 19.36%)
  • Lasix (329 people, 11.40%)
  • Lisinopril (297 people, 10.29%)
  • Nexium (293 people, 10.15%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (736 people, 25.49%)
  • Dizziness (699 people, 24.21%)
  • Dyspnoea (482 people, 16.70%)
  • Fatigue (456 people, 15.79%)
  • Asthenia (453 people, 15.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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