Review: could Viagra cause Headache?


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Viagra, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Erectile dysfunction . We study 33,426 people who have side effects while taking Viagra from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,161 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Viagra

Viagra has active ingredients of sildenafil citrate. It is often used in erection problems. (latest outcomes from Viagra 34,698 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 162,183 Headache patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

33,426 people reported to have side effects when taking Viagra.
Among them, 1,161 people (3.47%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Viagra cause Headache?

Time on Viagra when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 37.1 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.84 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.32 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.58 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.26 %
  • 10+ years: 1.61 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Viagra *:

  • female: 4.15 %
  • male: 95.85 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Viagra *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.14 %
  • 10-19: 0.96 %
  • 20-29: 2.07 %
  • 30-39: 5.92 %
  • 40-49: 26.86 %
  • 50-59: 26.86 %
  • 60+: 37.19 %

Severity if Headache when taking Viagra **:

  • least: 22.22 %
  • moderate: 55.56 %
  • severe: 22.22 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

  • while on drug: 33.33 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Erectile Dysfunction (486 people)
  • Hypertension (51 people)
  • Ill-Defined Disorder (50 people)
  • Pain (48 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (35 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (138 people)
  • Levitra (134 people)
  • Lipitor (118 people)
  • Lisinopril (85 people)
  • Vioxx (72 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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