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Review: could Restasis cause Headache?

We study 4,333 people who have side effects while taking Restasis from FDA and social media. Among them, 186 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Restasis

Restasis (latest outcomes from 4,475 users) has active ingredients of cyclosporine. It is often used in dry eyes.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,207,657 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 4,332 people reported to have side effects when taking Restasis. Among them, 186 people (4.29%) have Headache. They amount to 0.02% of all the 1,204,906 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.

Trend of Headache in Restasis reports

Time on Restasis when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache68.42%21.05%5.26%0.00%0.00%5.26%0.00%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Restasis * :

FemaleMale
Headache93.72%6.28%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Restasis * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.00%0.75%3.01%11.28%9.02%24.81%51.13%

Severity of Headache when taking Restasis ** :

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

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dry eye (94 people, 50.54%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (15 people, 8.06%)
  3. Asthma (8 people, 4.30%)
  4. Fibromyalgia (6 people, 3.23%)
  5. Osteoporosis (6 people, 3.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nexium (18 people, 9.68%)
  2. Cymbalta (17 people, 9.14%)
  3. Aspirin (16 people, 8.60%)
  4. Plaquenil (14 people, 7.53%)
  5. Synthroid (14 people, 7.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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