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Review: could Xanax cause Headache?

We study 54,940 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,455 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Xanax

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,884 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,199,061 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 54,916 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 4,029 people (7.34%) have Headache. They amount to 0.34% of all the 1,189,929 people who have Headache on eHealthMe.

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
Headache26.32%15.20%2.92%8.77%33.33%11.70%1.75%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Headache73.00%27.00%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Xanax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.05%0.11%0.70%6.56%13.78%26.57%24.40%27.83%

Severity of Headache when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache5.77%40.38%44.23%9.62%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%21.05%78.95%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (739 people, 18.34%)
  2. Depression (603 people, 14.97%)
  3. Pain (573 people, 14.22%)
  4. Hypertension (299 people, 7.42%)
  5. Sleep disorder (180 people, 4.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (567 people, 14.07%)
  2. Aspirin (545 people, 13.53%)
  3. Zoloft (507 people, 12.58%)
  4. Oxycontin (494 people, 12.26%)
  5. Neurontin (483 people, 11.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • 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 .

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • An MRI showed sinus inflammation with no infection and no congestion and no runny nose. I have had a severed headache for 9 months with strong pain in my right eye on the side the inflammation is worse. antihistamines give no relief, and no relief from neti pot or saline rinses and no relief from beclomethasone spray after 4 months of use. 4 Oxycocet a day only gives slight pain relief. Also have severe fatigue. I also have neck pain on the sides of my neck and stiffness on both sides of the back of the neck. I have no other sinus conditions, no polyps, no deviated septum. Could the alprazolam be the sole problem?

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Ulcers discovered 3 months ago; Carafate prescribed, but stopped after 4 weeks due to elevated blood glucose levels. Xanax dosages increased to help with sleep (did not sleep anyway). Ambien prescribed for sleep, and Xanax tapered down to leave drug.

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