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Review: could Xanax cause Cerebral atrophy?

Summary: Cerebral atrophy could be caused by Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Aspirin, and have Toothache.

We study 54,772 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 111 have Cerebral atrophy. Find out below who they are, when they have Cerebral atrophy and more.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 54,761 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 111 people (0.20%) have Cerebral Atrophy. They amount to 0.35% of all the 31,405 people who have Cerebral Atrophy on eHealthMe.

Trend of Cerebral atrophy in Xanax reports

Time on Xanax when people have Cerebral atrophy * :

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

FemaleMale
Cerebral atrophy61.06%38.94%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cerebral atrophy0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.71%5.71%7.62%80.95%

Severity of Cerebral atrophy when taking Xanax ** :

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How people recovered from Cerebral atrophy ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Toothache (12 people, 10.81%)
  2. Muscle spasms (12 people, 10.81%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (10 people, 9.01%)
  4. Pain (8 people, 7.21%)
  5. Calcium deficiency (7 people, 6.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (52 people, 46.85%)
  2. Nexium (48 people, 43.24%)
  3. Coumadin (48 people, 43.24%)
  4. Lasix (48 people, 43.24%)
  5. Alprazolam (41 people, 36.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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