Review: could Probiotics cause Headache?


Headache is found among people who take Probiotics, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Vitamin D3, and have Pain . We study 726 people who have side effects while taking Probiotics from FDA and social media. Among them, 50 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Probiotics has active ingredients of bifidobacteria. It is often used in irritable bowel syndrome. (latest outcomes from Probiotics 1,482 users)


Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 305,848 Headache patients).

On Oct, 20, 2016

726 people reported to have side effects when taking Probiotics.
Among them, 50 people (6.89%) have Headache

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Probiotics cause Headache?

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Probiotics *:

  • female: 94 %
  • male: 6 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Probiotics *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2 %
  • 20-29: 12 %
  • 30-39: 16 %
  • 40-49: 8 %
  • 50-59: 26 %
  • 60+: 36 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Psoriasis (5 people, 10.00%)
  • Pain (5 people, 10.00%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (4 people, 8.00%)
  • Sinusitis (3 people, 6.00%)
  • Depression (3 people, 6.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D3 (10 people, 20.00%)
  • Synthroid (9 people, 18.00%)
  • Magnesium (9 people, 18.00%)
  • Calcium (9 people, 18.00%)
  • Otezla (8 people, 16.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (18 people, 36.00%)
  • Fatigue (13 people, 26.00%)
  • Dizziness (10 people, 20.00%)
  • Diarrhoea (9 people, 18.00%)
  • Vomiting (8 people, 16.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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