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Review: could Rebif cause Headache?

Summary: Headache could be caused by Rebif, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Baclofen, and have Multiple sclerosis.

We study 32,020 people who have side effects while taking Rebif from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,737 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Rebif

Rebif (latest outcomes from 32,138 users) has active ingredients of interferon beta-1a. It is often used in multiple sclerosis.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,197,000 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 32,021 people reported to have side effects when taking Rebif. Among them, 1,737 people (5.42%) have Headache. They amount to 0.14% of all the 1,203,298 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.

Trend of Headache in Rebif reports

Time on Rebif when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache16.10%32.74%15.21%11.81%13.77%8.41%1.97%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Rebif * :

FemaleMale
Headache83.40%16.60%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Rebif * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.45%1.79%12.28%24.72%30.89%23.15%6.73%

Severity of Headache when taking Rebif ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (1,292 people, 74.38%)
  2. Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (391 people, 22.51%)
  3. Hypertension (69 people, 3.97%)
  4. Depression (63 people, 3.63%)
  5. Muscle spasms (31 people, 1.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Baclofen (110 people, 6.33%)
  2. Ibuprofen (106 people, 6.10%)
  3. Acetaminophen (90 people, 5.18%)
  4. Vitamin d (85 people, 4.89%)
  5. Neurontin (79 people, 4.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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