Could Xarelto cause Headache - from FDA reports


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 Adempas, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter . We study 65,776 people who have side effects while taking Xarelto from FDA. Among them, 1,178 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 deep venous thrombosis. (latest outcomes from Xarelto 66,563 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

65,776 people reported to have side effects when taking Xarelto.
Among them, 1,178 people (1.79%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xarelto cause Headache?

Time on Xarelto when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 56.47 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.46 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.23 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.04 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.8 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Xarelto *:

  • female: 63.55 %
  • male: 36.45 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Xarelto *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.24 %
  • 20-29: 3.07 %
  • 30-39: 4.96 %
  • 40-49: 9.68 %
  • 50-59: 14.05 %
  • 60+: 68.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (345 people, 29.29%)
  • Stroke (281 people, 23.85%)
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis (117 people, 9.93%)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (97 people, 8.23%)
  • High Blood Pressure (89 people, 7.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Adempas (43 people, 3.65%)
  • Adcirca (42 people, 3.57%)
  • Lasix (38 people, 3.23%)
  • Crestor (38 people, 3.23%)
  • Amlodipine (38 people, 3.23%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dizziness (251 people, 21.31%)
  • Nausea (196 people, 16.64%)
  • Weakness (171 people, 14.52%)
  • Fatigue (166 people, 14.09%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (124 people, 10.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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