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Review: could Yaz cause Headache?

We study 29,092 people who have side effects while taking Yaz from FDA and social media. Among them, 643 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Yaz

Yaz (latest outcomes from 29,930 users) has active ingredients of drospirenone; ethinyl estradiol. It is often used in birth control.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,192,123 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 29,089 people reported to have side effects when taking Yaz. Among them, 643 people (2.21%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Yaz reports

Time on Yaz when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache9.26%35.89%18.06%20.32%12.19%3.39%0.90%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Yaz * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.00%14.80%31.81%33.79%17.14%2.47%0.00%

Severity of Headache when taking Yaz ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache0.00%73.33%26.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (377 people, 58.63%)
  2. Premenstrual syndrome (235 people, 36.55%)
  3. Acne (172 people, 26.75%)
  4. Migraine (84 people, 13.06%)
  5. Pain (72 people, 11.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Yasmin (310 people, 48.21%)
  2. Ibuprofen (104 people, 16.17%)
  3. Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol (94 people, 14.62%)
  4. Motrin (63 people, 9.80%)
  5. Lexapro (54 people, 8.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Head pains, anxiety, clicking joints, fatigue

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • SO far the nuvigil makes my brain and body feel awake for the first time in a long time. No jitters or shakes or feelings of extreme energy. By 7 or 8, I am sleepy but can stay awake. The only adverse side effect is headaches, which get better when I remind myself to eat, and loss of appetite. Still waiting to see which if any adverse reactions occur with the yaz and Nuvigil, since Nuvigil reduces the effect of hormonal BC.

    Reply

    emily on Oct, 1, 2011:

    Just a warning, the "adverse effects" you would see on Yaz and Nuvigil would be pregnancy. Just a heads up if that's not in your plan right now, as my doctor told me when I was on hormonal BC and Nuvigil to either always use condoms or get an IUD, since it renders hormonal BC pretty much ineffective. I opted for the Paragard IUD.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • R. Sticken on Aug, 30, 2011:

    My son uses Albuterol and Flovent nasal. He described to us what sounded like tunnel vision. We will discuss this with his doctor.

    Reply

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