Could Xanax cause Headache - from FDA reports


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ambien, and have Stress and anxiety . We study 78,144 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA. Among them, 5,099 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 84,757 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,080 Headache patients).

On Dec, 24, 2016

78,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 5,099 people (6.53%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Headache?

Time on Xanax when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 39.6 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.45 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.68 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.37 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.04 %
  • 10+ years: 2.68 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 75.53 %
  • male: 24.47 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.07 %
  • 10-19: 0.76 %
  • 20-29: 5.91 %
  • 30-39: 12.1 %
  • 40-49: 24.27 %
  • 50-59: 25.6 %
  • 60+: 31.17 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (1,009 people, 19.79%)
  • Pain (733 people, 14.38%)
  • Depression (726 people, 14.24%)
  • High Blood Pressure (420 people, 8.24%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (281 people, 5.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (632 people, 12.39%)
  • Nexium (475 people, 9.32%)
  • Oxycontin (474 people, 9.30%)
  • Neurontin (474 people, 9.30%)
  • Zoloft (471 people, 9.24%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (1,651 people, 32.38%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (1,396 people, 27.38%)
  • Fatigue (1,328 people, 26.04%)
  • Dizziness (1,233 people, 24.18%)
  • Pain (1,197 people, 23.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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