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 Stress and anxiety.
We study 55,053 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 6,057 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.
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Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 59,014 Xanax users)
Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain. (latest reports from 212,462 Anxiety patients)
On Jan, 29, 2015: 55,053 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 6,057 people (11.00%) have Anxiety.
Time on Xanax when people have Anxiety * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Xanax * :
Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Xanax * :
Severity of Anxiety when taking Xanax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Anxiety ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Anxiety (1,908 people, 31.50%)
- Depression (1,100 people, 18.16%)
- Pain (911 people, 15.04%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (503 people, 8.30%)
- Sleep disorder (416 people, 6.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (1,105 people, 18.24%)
- Zoloft (1,009 people, 16.66%)
- Aspirin (895 people, 14.78%)
- Zometa (877 people, 14.48%)
- Neurontin (875 people, 14.45%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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anonymousXuka on Aug, 16, 2014:
Have you ever had a fall or injure to the head? (I never had it) but I can relate to you. Because I had a dog that gave birth to these 5 puppies. One of the puppies that I gave away later had continues epilepsy. I later found out that the dog's owner abuse her a lot (hitting in the head.) But none of other 5 or the mom or dad had it (I own the mom & dad). The owner ended up giving the dog away to get killed. I had to go the shelter to take the dog back. One thing I noticed that the dog would get seizure whenever she heard loud noises (like my mom yelling) couple hours prior that. May be you could try to figure out if there was any pattern that could help you to prevent the seizures from happening. Some people think it's silly but one thing helps me going through difficult times is to focus on the positives by listening to the audio "The Secret" & "The Power" from Rhonda Burne. I hope you can get cured soon; miracles do happen. I wish you all the best.
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