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Review: could Valproic acid cause Headache?

Summary: Headache could be caused by Valproic acid, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Tegretol, and have Epilepsy.

We study 9,141 people who have side effects while taking Valproic acid from FDA and social media. Among them, 146 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Valproic acid

Valproic acid (latest outcomes from 9,294 users) has active ingredients of valproic acid. It is often used in epilepsy.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,194,632 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 9,141 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 1,209,454 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.

Trend of Headache in Valproic acid reports

Time on Valproic acid when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache56.25%18.75%0.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Headache64.94%35.06%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.71%6.43%7.86%22.86%17.86%24.29%7.86%12.14%

Severity of Headache when taking Valproic acid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Epilepsy (30 people, 20.55%)
  2. Schizophrenia (13 people, 8.90%)
  3. Depression (10 people, 6.85%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (9 people, 6.16%)
  5. Oesophageal carcinoma (8 people, 5.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tegretol (16 people, 10.96%)
  2. Lamotrigine (15 people, 10.27%)
  3. Seroquel (14 people, 9.59%)
  4. Phenytoin (13 people, 8.90%)
  5. Carbamazepine (13 people, 8.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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