Review: could Quetiapine fumarate cause Headache?
Summary: 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 Clonazepam, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 4,691 people who have side effects while taking Quetiapine fumarate from FDA and social media. Among them, 116 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.
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Quetiapine fumarate has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Quetiapine fumarate 4,941 users)
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, 6, 2014: 4,691 people reported to have side effects when taking Quetiapine fumarate. Among them, 116 people (2.47%) have Headache.
Time on Quetiapine fumarate when people have Headache * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Headache when taking Quetiapine fumarate * :
Age of people who have Headache when taking Quetiapine fumarate * :
Severity of Headache when taking Quetiapine fumarate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Headache ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (29 people, 25.00%)
- Depression (25 people, 21.55%)
- Menstrual disorder (16 people, 13.79%)
- Psychotic disorder (15 people, 12.93%)
- Extrapyramidal disorder (9 people, 7.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Clonazepam (43 people, 37.07%)
- Lorazepam (29 people, 25.00%)
- Lamotrigine (28 people, 24.14%)
- Omeprazole (24 people, 20.69%)
- Mirtazapine (24 people, 20.69%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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