Valproic acid and Headache - from FDA reports


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Valproic Acid, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lamotrigine, and have Epilepsy . We study 13,532 people who have side effects while taking Valproic acid from FDA. Among them, 179 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Valproic Acid

Valproic acid has active ingredients of valproic acid. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Valproic acid 13,824 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,276 Headache patients).

On Feb, 16, 2017

13,532 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproic Acid.
Among them, 179 people (1.32%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Valproic acid cause Headache?

Time on Valproic Acid when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 57.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Valproic Acid *:

  • female: 62.65 %
  • male: 37.35 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Valproic Acid *:

  • 0-1: 0.69 %
  • 2-9: 5.52 %
  • 10-19: 9.66 %
  • 20-29: 20.69 %
  • 30-39: 20.69 %
  • 40-49: 24.14 %
  • 50-59: 7.59 %
  • 60+: 11.03 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Epilepsy (40 people, 22.35%)
  • Schizophrenia (15 people, 8.38%)
  • Depression (14 people, 7.82%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (13 people, 7.26%)
  • Convulsion (10 people, 5.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamotrigine (18 people, 10.06%)
  • Tegretol (15 people, 8.38%)
  • Seroquel (14 people, 7.82%)
  • Keppra (14 people, 7.82%)
  • Carbamazepine (14 people, 7.82%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (57 people, 31.84%)
  • Dizziness (47 people, 26.26%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (38 people, 21.23%)
  • Weakness (35 people, 19.55%)
  • Fever (34 people, 18.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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