Xanax and Anxiety - from FDA reports


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 Quit smoking. This review analyzes which people have Anxiety with Xanax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 82,679 people who have side effects when taking Xanax from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jul, 20, 2017

82,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 8,103 people (9.8%) have Anxiety


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Anxiety?

Time on Xanax when people have Anxiety *:

  • < 1 month: 27.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.53 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.03 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.75 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 31.99 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.39 %
  • 10+ years: 8.93 %

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 71.55 %
  • male: 28.45 %

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.08 %
  • 10-19: 1.19 %
  • 20-29: 8.0 %
  • 30-39: 15.4 %
  • 40-49: 23.08 %
  • 50-59: 24.14 %
  • 60+: 28.02 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Quit Smoking (470 people, 5.80%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (332 people, 4.10%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (317 people, 3.91%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (252 people, 3.11%)
  • Birth Control (228 people, 2.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (1,121 people, 13.83%)
  • Zoloft (1,015 people, 12.53%)
  • Zometa (919 people, 11.34%)
  • Lasix (846 people, 10.44%)
  • Neurontin (845 people, 10.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (1,795 people, 22.15%)
  • Fatigue (1,651 people, 20.38%)
  • Headache (1,440 people, 17.77%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (1,365 people, 16.85%)
  • Weakness (1,318 people, 16.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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