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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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What are the drugs

Valium (latest outcomes from 21,794 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,837 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

On May, 14, 2014: 3,216 male patients aged 24 who take the same drugs 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 Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Anxiety
Pyrexia (fever)Drug Abuse
Accidental OverdoseDrug Toxicity
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)
Cardiac ArrestPoisoning
Multiple Drug OverdoseInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Drug IneffectiveNausea (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)Vomiting
DepressionInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Folliculitis (infection of hair root)Drug Toxicity
Suicide AttemptDrug Dependence
Intentional OverdoseSuicide Attempt
DiarrheaAnger
Appetite - Decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Photophobia (extreme sensitivity to light)
AnxietyAggression

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Valium2.60%16.88%48.05%20.78%11.69%
Xanax2.47%14.20%32.10%38.27%12.96%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Valium (diazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Xanax (alprazolam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

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