Review: could Valproic acid cause Headache?
We study 9,147 people who have side effects while taking Valproic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 117 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.
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Valproic acid (latest outcomes from 9,301 users) has active ingredients of valproic acid. It is often used in epilepsy.
Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,197,119 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.
On Aug, 23, 2014: 9,146 people reported to have side effects when taking Valproic acid. Among them, 146 people (1.60%) have Headache. They amount to 0.01% of all the 1,206,629 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.
Time on Valproic acid when people have Headache * :
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Gender of people who have Headache when taking Valproic acid * :
Age of people who have Headache when taking Valproic acid * :
Severity of Headache when taking Valproic acid ** :
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How people recovered from Headache ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Epilepsy (30 people, 20.55%)
- Schizophrenia (13 people, 8.90%)
- Depression (10 people, 6.85%)
- Bipolar disorder (9 people, 6.16%)
- Oesophageal carcinoma (8 people, 5.48%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Tegretol (16 people, 10.96%)
- Lamotrigine (15 people, 10.27%)
- Seroquel (14 people, 9.59%)
- Carbamazepine (13 people, 8.90%)
- Phenytoin (13 people, 8.90%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Bystolic was effective in lowering my blood pressure. However, this drug has caused HORRIFIC problems for me. I have never had anything affect me so adversely. I believe that at first I was metabolizing it well, but after a couple of weeks I felt poisoned. It has been 5 months since I stopped taking it, and I believe I am finally coming out of it. I curse the day that I was foolish enough to ingest this substance.
From this study (1 week ago):
Get ill doing any form of exercise get bad headaches with chronic vomiting and wretching this lasts for hours also twitching and shaking. Been ill for months now.
From this study (1 week ago):
Had an emergency appendectomy in February with complications.... have lived with joint, muscle pain most of my adult life. Constant stomach problems from a young wage. IBS, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite. Feel like I am basically a failure, unable to keep a permanent job. Marriage is on verge of divorce, my family thinks it's all in my head, and that I cause this or even like to be a I. That I do it for attention, or mainly bc I am not responsible. I do not like discussing with family bc I feel misunderstood & like a. Broken record. I want to participate in life , if I don't I am criticized , if I do I pay the price. With either "pain" or comments like " well you did this "
I feel scared, alone , but mostly hurt all over, including heart ache!!
It's very confusing and will definitely make you think you are crazy at times.
Was told yesterday I had fibromyalgia & vasculitis . Going to have blood test tomorrow .
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