Escitalopram and Headache - from FDA reports
Headache is found among people who take Escitalopram, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Gilenya, and have Multiple sclerosis. This review analyzes which people have Headache with Escitalopram. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 21,118 people who have side effects when taking Escitalopram from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Nov, 22, 2017
21,118 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram.
Among them, 887 people (4.2%) have Headache
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Escitalopram when people have Headache *:
- < 1 month: 52.5 %
- 1 - 6 months: 20.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 6.25 %
- 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
- 2 - 5 years: 6.25 %
- 5 - 10 years: 1.88 %
- 10+ years: 0.62 %
Gender of people who have Headache when taking Escitalopram *:
- female: 76.4 %
- male: 23.6 %
Age of people who have Headache when taking Escitalopram *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 3.94 %
- 20-29: 9.42 %
- 30-39: 17.58 %
- 40-49: 18.71 %
- 50-59: 23.91 %
- 60+: 26.3 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Multiple Sclerosis (92 people, 10.37%)
- Pain (70 people, 7.89%)
- High Blood Pressure (52 people, 5.86%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (42 people, 4.74%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (39 people, 4.40%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lyrica (56 people, 6.31%)
- Gilenya (56 people, 6.31%)
- Xanax (38 people, 4.28%)
- Humira (37 people, 4.17%)
- Gabapentin (37 people, 4.17%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Nausea (241 people, 27.17%)
- Fatigue (198 people, 22.32%)
- Dizziness (195 people, 21.98%)
- Weakness (146 people, 16.46%)
- Nausea And Vomiting (116 people, 13.08%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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