Review: could Restasis cause Headache?


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Restasis, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Synthroid, and have Dry eye . We study 11,646 people who have side effects while taking Restasis from FDA and social media. Among them, 541 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Restasis

Restasis has active ingredients of cyclosporine. It is often used in dry eyes. (latest outcomes from Restasis 12,528 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, weakness, fatigue (latest reports from 294,184 Headache patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

11,646 people reported to have side effects when taking Restasis.
Among them, 541 people (4.65%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Restasis cause Headache?

Time on Restasis when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 67.95 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.85 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.56 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Restasis *:

  • female: 90.36 %
  • male: 9.64 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Restasis *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.27 %
  • 20-29: 1.08 %
  • 30-39: 7.03 %
  • 40-49: 9.46 %
  • 50-59: 25.14 %
  • 60+: 56.76 %

Severity if Headache when taking Restasis **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 75 %
  • most severe: 25 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Dry Eye (246 people, 45.47%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (48 people, 8.87%)
  • Pain (29 people, 5.36%)
  • Hypertension (29 people, 5.36%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (29 people, 5.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (48 people, 8.87%)
  • Vitamin D (47 people, 8.69%)
  • Nexium (47 people, 8.69%)
  • Humira (43 people, 7.95%)
  • Cymbalta (33 people, 6.10%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (96 people, 17.74%)
  • Eye Pain (82 people, 15.16%)
  • Eye Irritation (80 people, 14.79%)
  • Dizziness (71 people, 13.12%)
  • Fatigue (70 people, 12.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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