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Review: could Prozac cause Headache?





Summary: Headache is found among people who take Prozac, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Depression.

We study 38,975 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,399 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Prozac

Prozac has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (view latest outcomes from 42,269 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Headache 199,069 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 38,958 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 2,399 people (6.16%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Prozac reports

Time on Prozac when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache25.26%16.49%8.25%10.31%23.71%5.67%10.31%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Prozac * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.31%4.45%8.63%14.07%27.79%26.26%18.48%

Severity of Headache when taking Prozac ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache7.55%37.74%47.17%7.55%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%10.53%89.47%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (481 people, 20.05%)
  2. Pain (209 people, 8.71%)
  3. Anxiety (198 people, 8.25%)
  4. Osteoporosis (126 people, 5.25%)
  5. Sleep disorder (99 people, 4.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (326 people, 13.59%)
  2. Xanax (315 people, 13.13%)
  3. Neurontin (297 people, 12.38%)
  4. Klonopin (256 people, 10.67%)
  5. Seroquel (240 people, 10.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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