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Review: could Xanax cause Anxiety (Stress and anxiety)?





Summary: Anxiety is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Ambien, and have Anxiety.

We study 55,029 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 5,578 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Xanax

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 58,976 users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.(latest reports from Anxiety 197,075 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 54,998 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 6,053 people (11.01%) have Anxiety.

Trend of Anxiety in Xanax reports

Time on Xanax when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety29.57%10.22%3.70%5.00%33.70%10.43%7.39%

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Anxiety70.11%29.89%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Xanax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.05%0.05%0.87%7.40%15.83%24.90%23.93%26.97%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety4.17%41.67%38.89%15.28%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety5.56%41.67%52.78%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (1,905 people, 31.47%)
  2. Depression (1,099 people, 18.16%)
  3. Pain (911 people, 15.05%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (503 people, 8.31%)
  5. Sleep disorder (416 people, 6.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (1,105 people, 18.26%)
  2. Zoloft (1,009 people, 16.67%)
  3. Aspirin (895 people, 14.79%)
  4. Zometa (877 people, 14.49%)
  5. Neurontin (875 people, 14.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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