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Review: could Xanax cause Headache?

Summary: Headache could be caused by Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Ambien, and have Anxiety.

We study 54,812 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,450 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Xanax

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,738 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,194,119 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 54,772 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 4,024 people (7.35%) have Headache. They amount to 0.34% of all the 1,198,502 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
Headache26.51%15.66%3.01%8.43%33.13%11.45%1.81%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Headache72.99%27.01%

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%13.80%26.53%24.41%27.84%

Severity of Headache when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache6.38%44.68%38.30%10.64%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%28.57%71.43%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (739 people, 18.36%)
  2. Depression (603 people, 14.99%)
  3. Pain (573 people, 14.24%)
  4. Hypertension (299 people, 7.43%)
  5. Sleep disorder (180 people, 4.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (565 people, 14.04%)
  2. Aspirin (544 people, 13.52%)
  3. Zoloft (507 people, 12.60%)
  4. Oxycontin (494 people, 12.28%)
  5. Neurontin (483 people, 12.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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