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 9,302 users) has active ingredients of valproic acid. It is often used in epilepsy.
Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,194,567 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 * :
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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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From this study (6 hours ago):
Other symptoms, dizziness,5 focal complex seizures 7 days, loss of taste, nausea, inability to vomit,twitching in jaw, arms and legs,inability to process and speak, memory loss, food tasting weird, krill tablets, niacin,volfrum,
From this study (2 days ago):
I take two tablets of Depakin chrono (valproic acid) total 1000 at night one time. it helps me in getting sleep, otherwise I'm not able to. however during the day im so dizzy.
I thinking of trying to cut it off totally
From this study (5 days 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 .
gracekellygirl on Aug, 29, 2014:
I had those same symptoms and they discovered a parathyroid tumor. Check out the symptoms for that. I was told I had fibromyalgia for years and lived in pain. Now it is gone and I feel much better. A sestamibi parathyroid scan will tell you for sure even when the parathyroid blood test comes back normal. Usually with this you have a high blood calcium as well.
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