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Drug-induced headache
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Drug-induced headache

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Aching, throbbing, dull or migrainous head pain following use of certain medications, illicit drugs, or in the course of withdrawal.

Drugs known to cause headache include over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), prescription medications such as nitrates, triptans, ergotamine, opioids (codeine, hydrocodone), and medications taken in combination.

Related Topic: Medication Overuse Headache


G44.40 – Drug-induced headache, not elsewhere classified, not intractable
G44.41 – Drug-induced headache, not elsewhere classified, intractable

294091000119104 – Headache caused by drug

Drug Reaction Data

Below is a list of drugs with literature evidence indicating an adverse association with this diagnosis. The list is continually updated through ongoing research and new medication approvals. Click on Citations to sort by number of citations or click on Medication to sort the medications alphabetically.

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