Review: could Xanax cause 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 78,086 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 7,166 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 82,504 users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, diarrhea, insomnia (latest reports from 283,876 Anxiety patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

78,086 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 7,166 people (9.18%) have Anxiety


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Anxiety?

Time on Xanax when people have Anxiety *:

  • < 1 month: 22.65 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.49 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.85 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 31.04 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.49 %
  • 10+ years: 8.14 %

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 71.38 %
  • male: 28.62 %

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.09 %
  • 10-19: 1.15 %
  • 20-29: 8.08 %
  • 30-39: 14.89 %
  • 40-49: 23.68 %
  • 50-59: 23.98 %
  • 60+: 28.05 %

Severity if Anxiety when taking Xanax **:

  • least: 2.99 %
  • moderate: 41.79 %
  • severe: 38.81 %
  • most severe: 16.42 %

How people recovered from Anxiety **:

  • while on drug: 2.22 %
  • after off the drug: 37.78 %
  • not yet: 60.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (1,936 people, 27.02%)
  • Depression (1,147 people, 16.01%)
  • Pain (946 people, 13.20%)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (463 people, 6.46%)
  • Hypertension (384 people, 5.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (1,064 people, 14.85%)
  • Zometa (917 people, 12.80%)
  • Zoloft (865 people, 12.07%)
  • Lasix (810 people, 11.30%)
  • Neurontin (800 people, 11.16%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (2,573 people, 35.91%)
  • Pain (2,357 people, 32.89%)
  • Nausea (1,623 people, 22.65%)
  • Insomnia (1,616 people, 22.55%)
  • Fatigue (1,384 people, 19.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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