Review: could Propofol cause Headache?


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Propofol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Fentanyl, and have General anaesthesia . We study 12,561 people who have side effects while taking Propofol from FDA and social media. Among them, 156 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Propofol

Propofol has active ingredients of propofol. It is often used in anaesthesia. (latest outcomes from Propofol 15,486 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, 21, 2016

12,561 people reported to have side effects when taking Propofol.
Among them, 156 people (1.24%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Propofol cause Headache?

Time on Propofol when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Propofol *:

  • female: 61.18 %
  • male: 38.82 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Propofol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.74 %
  • 10-19: 4.41 %
  • 20-29: 22.06 %
  • 30-39: 3.68 %
  • 40-49: 19.12 %
  • 50-59: 17.65 %
  • 60+: 32.35 %

Severity if Headache when taking Propofol **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • General Anaesthesia (22 people, 14.10%)
  • Anaesthesia (13 people, 8.33%)
  • Neoplasm Malignant (11 people, 7.05%)
  • Depression (9 people, 5.77%)
  • Nerve Block (7 people, 4.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fentanyl (55 people, 35.26%)
  • Lidocaine (36 people, 23.08%)
  • Ondansetron (32 people, 20.51%)
  • Metoclopramide (24 people, 15.38%)
  • Midazolam Hcl (23 people, 14.74%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (52 people, 33.33%)
  • Vomiting (42 people, 26.92%)
  • Pyrexia (39 people, 25.00%)
  • Dyspnoea (37 people, 23.72%)
  • Pain (32 people, 20.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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