Taxol and Headache - from FDA reports


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 25,146 people who have side effects while taking Taxol from FDA. Among them, 436 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 Taxol 25,356 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 Feb, 18, 2017

25,146 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol.
Among them, 436 people (1.73%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Taxol cause Headache?

Time on Taxol when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 59.68 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.81 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.06 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.23 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.61 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 1.61 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Taxol *:

  • female: 84.05 %
  • male: 15.95 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Taxol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.6 %
  • 20-29: 0.6 %
  • 30-39: 6.65 %
  • 40-49: 25.08 %
  • 50-59: 34.74 %
  • 60+: 32.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (124 people, 28.44%)
  • Metastases To Bone (71 people, 16.28%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (54 people, 12.39%)
  • Chemotherapy (34 people, 7.80%)
  • Pain (29 people, 6.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (190 people, 43.58%)
  • Herceptin (126 people, 28.90%)
  • Decadron (123 people, 28.21%)
  • Aredia (123 people, 28.21%)
  • Avastin (117 people, 26.83%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (195 people, 44.72%)
  • Nausea (192 people, 44.04%)
  • Fatigue (159 people, 36.47%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (152 people, 34.86%)
  • Back Pain (139 people, 31.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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