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 4,190 people who have side effects while taking Xarelto from FDA and social media. Among them, 127 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 4,203 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, 22, 2016

4,190 people reported to have side effects when taking Xarelto.
Among them, 127 people (3.03%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xarelto cause Headache?

Time on Xarelto when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 66.1 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.12 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.08 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 1.69 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Xarelto *:

  • female: 70.73 %
  • male: 29.27 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Xarelto *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.74 %
  • 30-39: 2.61 %
  • 40-49: 9.57 %
  • 50-59: 9.57 %
  • 60+: 76.52 %

Severity if Headache when taking Xarelto **:

  • least: 4.76 %
  • moderate: 52.38 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 9.52 %

How people recovered from Headache **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 11.76 %
  • not yet: 88.24 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (42 people)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (12 people)
  • Anxiety (9 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol (8 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (15 people)
  • Aspirin (12 people)
  • Metoprolol Tartrate (10 people)
  • Simvastatin (9 people)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (9 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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