Review: could Prozac cause Headache?


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Prozac, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Depression . We study 43,624 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,056 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. (latest outcomes from Prozac 45,637 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, 24, 2016

43,624 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac.
Among them, 2,056 people (4.71%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prozac cause Headache?

Time on Prozac when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 26.01 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.4 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.67 %
  • 10+ years: 10.4 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Prozac *:

  • female: 77.46 %
  • male: 22.54 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Prozac *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.35 %
  • 10-19: 4.35 %
  • 20-29: 8.29 %
  • 30-39: 11.88 %
  • 40-49: 27.01 %
  • 50-59: 28.93 %
  • 60+: 19.01 %

Severity if Headache when taking Prozac **:

  • least: 6.25 %
  • moderate: 35.94 %
  • severe: 50.0 %
  • most severe: 7.81 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 11.11 %
  • not yet: 88.89 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (574 people)
  • Pain (240 people)
  • Anxiety (203 people)
  • Osteoporosis (126 people)
  • Headache (115 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (267 people)
  • Prilosec (263 people)
  • Xanax (251 people)
  • Neurontin (249 people)
  • Klonopin (216 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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