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Review: could Xanax cause Headache?





Summary: Headache is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Ambien, and have Stress and anxiety.

We study 55,029 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,459 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Xanax

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 58,976 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Headache 199,069 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 54,998 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 4,032 people (7.33%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Xanax reports

Time on Xanax when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache26.44%15.52%2.87%9.20%32.76%11.49%1.72%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Headache73.02%26.98%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Xanax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.05%0.11%0.70%6.58%13.80%26.58%24.39%27.81%

Severity of Headache when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache5.45%41.82%43.64%9.09%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%18.18%81.82%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (739 people, 18.33%)
  2. Depression (605 people, 15.00%)
  3. Pain (573 people, 14.21%)
  4. Hypertension (299 people, 7.42%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (180 people, 4.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (568 people, 14.09%)
  2. Aspirin (545 people, 13.52%)
  3. Zoloft (507 people, 12.57%)
  4. Oxycontin (494 people, 12.25%)
  5. Neurontin (483 people, 11.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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