Sulfasalazine and Headache - from FDA reports


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Sulfasalazine, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 17,569 people who have side effects while taking Sulfasalazine from FDA. Among them, 793 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Sulfasalazine

Sulfasalazine has active ingredients of sulfasalazine. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Sulfasalazine 18,319 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,239 Headache patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

17,569 people reported to have side effects when taking Sulfasalazine.
Among them, 793 people (4.51%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Sulfasalazine cause Headache?

Time on Sulfasalazine when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 42.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 41.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.44 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.56 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.11 %
  • 10+ years: 4.44 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Sulfasalazine *:

  • female: 72.1 %
  • male: 27.9 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Sulfasalazine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.67 %
  • 20-29: 8.95 %
  • 30-39: 9.11 %
  • 40-49: 21.82 %
  • 50-59: 31.4 %
  • 60+: 26.06 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (372 people, 46.91%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (77 people, 9.71%)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (69 people, 8.70%)
  • Pain (63 people, 7.94%)
  • Crohn's Disease (58 people, 7.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (226 people, 28.50%)
  • Enbrel (182 people, 22.95%)
  • Methotrexate (175 people, 22.07%)
  • Plaquenil (92 people, 11.60%)
  • Folic Acid (76 people, 9.58%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (196 people, 24.72%)
  • Fatigue (145 people, 18.28%)
  • Pain (116 people, 14.63%)
  • Joint Pain (113 people, 14.25%)
  • Dizziness (100 people, 12.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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