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Review: could Xanax cause Aggression?

Summary: Aggression could be caused by Xanax, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Chantix, and have Anxiety.

We study 54,772 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 676 have Aggression. Find out below who they are, when they have Aggression and more.

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Xanax

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,738 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Aggression

Aggression (latest reports from 159,660 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 54,772 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 676 people (1.23%) have Aggression. They amount to 0.42% of all the 159,500 people who have Aggression on eHealthMe.

Trend of Aggression in Xanax reports

Time on Xanax when people have Aggression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Aggression51.85%4.94%2.47%6.17%14.81%13.58%6.17%

Gender of people who have Aggression when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Aggression51.11%48.89%

Age of people who have Aggression when taking Xanax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Aggression0.00%0.86%2.41%9.83%24.31%23.62%19.48%19.48%

Severity of Aggression when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Aggression0.00%25.00%62.50%12.50%

How people recovered from Aggression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Aggression0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (198 people, 29.29%)
  2. Depression (165 people, 24.41%)
  3. Smoking cessation therapy (129 people, 19.08%)
  4. Pain (53 people, 7.84%)
  5. Sleep disorder (46 people, 6.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Chantix (146 people, 21.60%)
  2. Paxil (94 people, 13.91%)
  3. Seroquel (81 people, 11.98%)
  4. Ambien (76 people, 11.24%)
  5. Zoloft (66 people, 9.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • Recently Dxd w/ toxic multinodular goiter/hyperthyroidism. Fibromyalgia for 20+ years. Had to titrate off Savella 100 mg. BID due to hyperthyroidism. Now all above symptoms have worsened. Because thyroid blood work was in normal range ( although I had been on low iodine diet for 2 months, which should keep in normal range) endocrinologist said see me in six months! No instructions, no explanations. Can't find much about Plummer's online! Had bad reaction during uptake scan & ER said due to RAI. If levels had been high on blood work following scan results, Dr wanted to do RAI Ablation. I am a.) Afraid of worse reaction; b.) Ablation not working, having to be repeated; c.) Ultimately having to have thyroid removed surgically.
    I need to know my options! What should I be doing now? Anger and aggression, plus crying all the time are taking over my life. Savella was like a miracle drug for my fibromyalgia, but since it was an SNRI I am wondering how much of my problems is from stopping that. I did titrate off professionally, but had been on it over 3 years. Also wondering if it, hyperthyroidism or both are reason I am on four bp meds as cardiologist says heart is healthy. No history of stroke or seizures.
    Is there anyone out there who can give me direction? Every day is worse. Also having injections in c- spine to determine if neurological surgery w/ help w/ spinal cord compression. First was done Monday.
    Eyes also not focusing! Fibromyalgia or hyperthyroidism? Dr says I have 20/20 in each eye individually & field vision test okay. Still can't see TV or anything up close such as cosmetic needs for face! Nothing helps close vision. Glasses will help distance clear enough for now.

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  • Have severe anxiety , extreme muscle pain

    also take Norco and prescription Maryjunia

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  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • After doubling my Depakote dose, my abdomen is swollen and I am so dizzy and hallucinating so badly I can barely read. My nausea and pain are so severe, very effective drugs at doses that are a significant amount to my system are barely helping. Due to the weather and thus swelling of my previous Chiai Malformation Decompression Brain Surgery site, I have significant and debilitating headache pain and other Chiari symptoms are much worse than usual.

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