Could Xanax cause Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation 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 Pain . We study 78,144 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA. Among them, 2,345 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation 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 84,771 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 135,558 Constipation patients).

On Dec, 21, 2016

78,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 2,345 people (3.0%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Constipation?

Time on Xanax when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 24 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 44 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6 %
  • 10+ years: 8 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 68.65 %
  • male: 31.35 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.11 %
  • 10-19: 0.05 %
  • 20-29: 3.52 %
  • 30-39: 8.78 %
  • 40-49: 22.92 %
  • 50-59: 23.76 %
  • 60+: 40.8 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (353 people, 15.05%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (333 people, 14.20%)
  • Depression (238 people, 10.15%)
  • High Blood Pressure (181 people, 7.72%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (136 people, 5.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (435 people, 18.55%)
  • Oxycontin (400 people, 17.06%)
  • Zometa (394 people, 16.80%)
  • Neurontin (340 people, 14.50%)
  • Aspirin (328 people, 13.99%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (821 people, 35.01%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (758 people, 32.32%)
  • Fatigue (689 people, 29.38%)
  • Pain (685 people, 29.21%)
  • Diarrhea (569 people, 24.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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