Review: could Quetiapine Fumarate cause Headache?


Headache is found among people who take Quetiapine Fumarate, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lorazepam, and have Depression . We study 5,434 people who have side effects while taking Quetiapine fumarate from FDA and social media. Among them, 130 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Quetiapine Fumarate

Quetiapine fumarate has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Quetiapine fumarate 5,611 users)


Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 191,732 Headache patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

5,434 people reported to have side effects when taking Quetiapine Fumarate.
Among them, 130 people (2.39%) have Headache

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Quetiapine fumarate cause Headache?

Time on Quetiapine Fumarate when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 25.81 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 48.39 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.23 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.45 %
  • 10+ years: 3.23 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Quetiapine Fumarate *:

  • female: 72.09 %
  • male: 27.91 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Quetiapine Fumarate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.88 %
  • 20-29: 8.74 %
  • 30-39: 33.98 %
  • 40-49: 14.56 %
  • 50-59: 16.5 %
  • 60+: 22.33 %

Severity if Headache when taking Quetiapine Fumarate **:

  • least: 33.33 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (31 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (27 people)
  • Psychotic Disorder (19 people)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (12 people)
  • Analgesic Therapy (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lorazepam (33 people)
  • Mirtazapine (30 people)
  • Clonazepam (28 people)
  • Lamotrigine (24 people)
  • Diazepam (24 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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