Symbicort and Headaches - from FDA reports


Summary

Headaches is found among people who take Symbicort, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Singulair, and have Asthma . We study 38,862 people who have side effects while taking Symbicort from FDA. Among them, 1,674 have Headaches. Find out below who they are, when they have Headaches and more.

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Symbicort

Symbicort has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from Symbicort 40,264 users)

Headaches

Headaches has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,242 Headaches patients).

On Jan, 30, 2017

38,862 people reported to have side effects when taking Symbicort.
Among them, 1,674 people (4.31%) have Headaches


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Symbicort cause Headaches?

Time on Symbicort when people have Headaches *:

  • < 1 month: 56.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.92 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.38 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 1.04 %

Gender of people who have Headaches when taking Symbicort *:

  • female: 71.24 %
  • male: 28.76 %

Age of people who have Headaches when taking Symbicort *:

  • 0-1: 0.15 %
  • 2-9: 0.51 %
  • 10-19: 3.12 %
  • 20-29: 3.63 %
  • 30-39: 6.03 %
  • 40-49: 16.99 %
  • 50-59: 25.78 %
  • 60+: 43.72 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (592 people, 35.36%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (272 people, 16.25%)
  • High Blood Pressure (143 people, 8.54%)
  • Pain (102 people, 6.09%)
  • Depression (92 people, 5.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Singulair (309 people, 18.46%)
  • Spiriva (256 people, 15.29%)
  • Xolair (250 people, 14.93%)
  • Ventolin (167 people, 9.98%)
  • Nexium (147 people, 8.78%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (461 people, 27.54%)
  • Nausea (371 people, 22.16%)
  • Dizziness (331 people, 19.77%)
  • Fatigue (318 people, 19.00%)
  • Malaise (259 people, 15.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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