Plavix and Headache - from FDA reports


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 cholesterol . We study 100,151 people who have side effects while taking Plavix from FDA. Among them, 2,958 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 blood clots. (latest outcomes from Plavix 103,611 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,276 Headache patients).

On Feb, 08, 2017

100,151 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix.
Among them, 2,958 people (2.95%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plavix cause Headache?

Time on Plavix when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 30.96 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.04 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.95 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.95 %
  • 10+ years: 2.93 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Plavix *:

  • female: 59.51 %
  • male: 40.49 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Plavix *:

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 0.04 %
  • 10-19: 0.21 %
  • 20-29: 0.75 %
  • 30-39: 2.77 %
  • 40-49: 8.53 %
  • 50-59: 22.89 %
  • 60+: 64.78 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (322 people, 10.89%)
  • High Blood Pressure (316 people, 10.68%)
  • Pain (172 people, 5.81%)
  • Osteoporosis (144 people, 4.87%)
  • Depression (129 people, 4.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (703 people, 23.77%)
  • Lipitor (561 people, 18.97%)
  • Lasix (336 people, 11.36%)
  • Lisinopril (301 people, 10.18%)
  • Crestor (300 people, 10.14%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dizziness (758 people, 25.63%)
  • Nausea (754 people, 25.49%)
  • Weakness (571 people, 19.30%)
  • Chest Pain (524 people, 17.71%)
  • Fatigue (517 people, 17.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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