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Review: could Prozac cause Headache?

Summary: Headache could be caused by Prozac, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Ambien, and have Depression.

We study 38,735 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,819 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Prozac

Prozac (latest outcomes from 42,009 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,194,688 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 38,676 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 2,394 people (6.19%) have Headache. They amount to 0.20% of all the 1,203,456 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.

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
Headache25.65%16.75%8.38%9.95%23.56%5.76%9.95%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Prozac * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.32%4.37%8.61%14.11%27.81%26.32%18.48%

Severity of Headache when taking Prozac ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache6.25%37.50%50.00%6.25%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%13.33%86.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (479 people, 20.01%)
  2. Pain (209 people, 8.73%)
  3. Anxiety (198 people, 8.27%)
  4. Osteoporosis (126 people, 5.26%)
  5. Sleep disorder (98 people, 4.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (325 people, 13.58%)
  2. Xanax (315 people, 13.16%)
  3. Neurontin (297 people, 12.41%)
  4. Klonopin (256 people, 10.69%)
  5. Seroquel (240 people, 10.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I just want to know if this will get better as I continue the drug

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  • use to take darvocet..........great on headaches.....took for 20 years....then removed from market.....so tired and weak that I have trouble getting up two steps to home.......blood levels ok....AC1 is 6..thyroid ok,

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • the dizziness, fatigue and muscle issues started after i had a cold in June 2013.

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