Review: could Probiotics cause Headache?


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Probiotics, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Humira, and have Crohn's disease . We study 1,744 people who have side effects while taking Probiotics from FDA and social media. Among them, 92 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Probiotics

Probiotics has active ingredients of saccharomyces boulardii. It is often used in supplementation therapy. (latest outcomes from Probiotics 1,758 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, weakness, chest pain (latest reports from 209,297 Headache patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

1,744 people reported to have side effects when taking Probiotics.
Among them, 92 people (5.28%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Probiotics cause Headache?

Time on Probiotics when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 20 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 40 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Probiotics *:

  • female: 80.22 %
  • male: 19.78 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Probiotics *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.28 %
  • 10-19: 8.97 %
  • 20-29: 10.26 %
  • 30-39: 10.26 %
  • 40-49: 17.95 %
  • 50-59: 17.95 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Severity if Headache when taking Probiotics **:

  • least: 10 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 40 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

  • while on drug: 12.5 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 87.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (22 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (10 people)
  • Hypertension (9 people)
  • Anxiety (9 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (8 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (30 people)
  • Fish Oil (16 people)
  • Multivitamin (15 people)
  • Calcium (14 people)
  • Folic Acid (13 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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