Xanax and Cerebral atrophy - from FDA reports


Cerebral atrophy is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Lasix, and have Breast cancer. This review analyzes which people have Cerebral atrophy 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 Apr, 21, 2017

82,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 127 people (0.15%) have Cerebral Atrophy

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Cerebral atrophy?

Gender of people who have Cerebral Atrophy when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 62.6 %
  • male: 37.4 %

Age of people who have Cerebral Atrophy when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 8.04 %
  • 40-49: 8.93 %
  • 50-59: 10.71 %
  • 60+: 72.32 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Toothaches (13 people, 10.24%)
  • Pain (13 people, 10.24%)
  • Muscle Spasms (13 people, 10.24%)
  • Breast Cancer (13 people, 10.24%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (12 people, 9.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (60 people, 47.24%)
  • Zometa (55 people, 43.31%)
  • Coumadin (50 people, 39.37%)
  • Nexium (46 people, 36.22%)
  • Alprazolam (45 people, 35.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (81 people, 63.78%)
  • Pain (72 people, 56.69%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (69 people, 54.33%)
  • Weakness (62 people, 48.82%)
  • Injury (60 people, 47.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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