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Review: could Xarelto cause Headache?





Summary: Headache is found among people who take Xarelto, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Atrial fibrillation.

We study 4,581 people who have side effects while taking Xarelto from FDA and social media. Among them, 99 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Xarelto

Xarelto has active ingredients of rivaroxaban. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Xarelto 4,720 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 Nov, 26, 2014: 4,573 people reported to have side effects when taking Xarelto. Among them, 99 people (2.16%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Xarelto reports

Time on Xarelto when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache66.67%31.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.67%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Xarelto * :

FemaleMale
Headache61.65%38.35%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Xarelto * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.00%0.00%0.80%1.60%8.80%7.20%81.60%

Severity of Headache when taking Xarelto ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache8.33%41.67%41.67%8.33%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache0.00%10.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (63 people, 63.64%)
  2. Blood cholesterol (18 people, 18.18%)
  3. Anxiety (13 people, 13.13%)
  4. Cardiac disorder (13 people, 13.13%)
  5. Cerebrovascular accident prophylaxis (12 people, 12.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (21 people, 21.21%)
  2. Metoprolol tartrate (17 people, 17.17%)
  3. Aspirin (17 people, 17.17%)
  4. Lasix (15 people, 15.15%)
  5. Digoxin (13 people, 13.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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