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Valium vs Xanax, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 29

This is personalized comparison of Valium vs Xanax for a male aged 29. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Feb, 4, 2014: 3,201 people are studied in Valium vs Xanax

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male24Anxiety

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Valium diazepamnot specified
Xanax alprazolamPharmacia And Upjohn

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 24 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ValiumXanax (Pharmacia And Upjohn)
Drug ToxicityCardiac Arrest
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
OverdoseRespiratory Arrest (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively)
Drug InteractionAnxiety
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Drug Abuse
Pyrexia (fever)Drug Toxicity
Accidental OverdoseHeadache (pain in head)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Poisoning
Multiple Drug OverdoseInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Cardiac ArrestNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ValiumXanax (Pharmacia And Upjohn)
PinwormsAnxiety
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
Restlessness (not able to rest)Drug Toxicity
DepressionVomiting
Intentional OverdoseInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Suicide AttemptDrug Dependence
AnxietyAnger
Rapid Heart BeatIntentional Overdose
Aggression
Suicide Attempt

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ValiumXanax (Pharmacia And Upjohn)
Drug ToxicityCardiac Arrest
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Respiratory Arrest (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively)
OverdoseCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
Drug InteractionAnxiety
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Drug Abuse
Pyrexia (fever)Drug Toxicity
Accidental OverdoseHeadache (pain in head)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Poisoning
Cardiac ArrestNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Multiple Drug OverdoseInsomnia (sleeplessness)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ValiumXanax (Pharmacia And Upjohn)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Anxiety
Foreign Body Sensation In Eyes (feeling of something in eye)Depression
Itching ScarInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Back Pain AggravatedAnger
Eye IrritationDrug Dependence
Dry MouthDrug Toxicity
PinwormsVomiting
Restlessness (not able to rest)Grand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
Seizure Like Phenomena (a variety of medical conditions may produce sudden episodes which have some similarities to epileptic seizures)Hallucination, Visual (seeing things that aren't there)
Burning SensationRestless Leg Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs)

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