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Review: could Taxol cause Headache?

Summary: Headache is found among people who take Taxol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer. We study 21,492 people who have side effects while taking Taxol from FDA and social media. Among them, 283 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Taxol

Taxol has active ingredients of paclitaxel. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from 21,583 Taxol users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 202,450 Headache patients)

On Apr, 27, 2015: 21,491 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol. Among them, 342 people (1.59%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Taxol reports

Time on Taxol when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache63.93%19.67%14.75%0.00%1.64%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Taxol * :

FemaleMale
Headache85.99%14.01%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Taxol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.00%0.00%0.35%9.41%25.44%37.28%27.53%

Severity of Headache when taking Taxol ** :

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

How people recovered from Headache ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (99 people, 28.95%)
  2. Metastases to bone (57 people, 16.67%)
  3. Breast cancer metastatic (40 people, 11.70%)
  4. Chemotherapy (30 people, 8.77%)
  5. Osteoporosis (20 people, 5.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (167 people, 48.83%)
  2. Aredia (118 people, 34.50%)
  3. Decadron (100 people, 29.24%)
  4. Carboplatin (97 people, 28.36%)
  5. Tamoxifen citrate (91 people, 26.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I am considered "morbidly obese" but until recently had been a healthy obese

    Under doctor's supervision have been on aggressive diet for 6months and have lost 50lbs - but have seen an increase in the size of my thighs and abdomen

    Have also been treated for lymphedema of the lower leg - which started with the trauma of an infected insect bite, on the same leg that had two ankle sprains. With manual lymph drainage and compression stockings, the lower legs have become under control.

    The swelling has moved north - into the thighs and abdomen. so much so, the pressure at my knee caused a hyper extension of the joint that I have been recovering from for almost a year.

    Related to this - my belly button is now protruding and looking potentially like it's herniated....

    I've also had a row of lesions on lower abdomen - that haven't been active since last summer. Until last Thurs - when one reactivate, swelled, and eventually drained Saturday.

    Had lots of gas Saturday night. Then on Sunday it felt like there was pressure on the bladder - frequent desire to urinate without volume ongoing for 3 days.

    The pressure on my bladder - is typical near the beginning of a period - but usually for a part day when I first start to menstruate. I'm in the middle of my cycle and not due to menstruate for 2 more weeks.

    Have had regular bloodwork and urinalysis - it's not a UTI or Bladder Infection...normal white cell count.

    Am concerned about the possibility of Endometriosis and wondering if it could be connected to the lymphedema (or at least if both conditions are escalating one another).

    Could any of the medicines I'm taking be exaggerating this?

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • rapid weight gain withing 4 months or so

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Claudia on Mar, 25, 2015:

    I am female 58 yrs old and have been taking Xarelto for 4 months. I started getting headaches one month after beginning the drug treatment for a DVT. The headaches are daily and severe. I went to the hospital where they did a Cat scan, MRI, ultrasound of my veins, all to no avail. There's no brain bleed but maybe I have muscle strain in my neck. Thank you and thousands of dollars later. My Doctor has tried some drug therapy, chiropractor, and now I am trying deep tissue massage. If this is a side effect that may go away in another month or two I may be able to deal with this. Splitting the 20mg 2x daily is something I will talk to my doctor about. I do not want to go off this drug if this is temporary. Anyone have this experience?

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