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Review: could Taxol cause Headache?

Summary: Headache could be caused by Taxol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Breast cancer.

We study 21,486 people who have side effects while taking Taxol from FDA and social media. Among them, 342 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Taxol

Taxol (latest outcomes from 21,577 users) has active ingredients of paclitaxel. It is often used in breast cancer.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,194,672 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 21,477 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol. Among them, 342 people (1.59%) have Headache. They amount to 0.03% of all the 1,200,662 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.

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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