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 Anxiety . We study 55,301 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,595 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 58,024 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

55,301 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 3,595 people (6.5%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Headache?

Time on Xanax when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 23.96 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.19 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.6 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.85 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.42 %
  • 10+ years: 2.08 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 73.09 %
  • male: 26.91 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 0.1 %
  • 10-19: 0.71 %
  • 20-29: 6.36 %
  • 30-39: 12.85 %
  • 40-49: 26.58 %
  • 50-59: 24.93 %
  • 60+: 28.37 %

Severity if Headache when taking Xanax **:

  • least: 4.69 %
  • moderate: 40.62 %
  • severe: 43.75 %
  • most severe: 10.94 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 16.13 %
  • not yet: 83.87 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (592 people)
  • Depression (514 people)
  • Pain (482 people)
  • Hypertension (242 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (164 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (506 people)
  • Oxycontin (433 people)
  • Neurontin (399 people)
  • Zoloft (392 people)
  • Aspirin (386 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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