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 80,166 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA. Among them, 2,337 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 84,698 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,352 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 20, 2016

80,166 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 2,337 people (2.92%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Constipation?

Time on Xanax when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 20.25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.39 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.06 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 32.91 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.66 %
  • 10+ years: 10.13 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 68.8 %
  • male: 31.2 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.11 %
  • 10-19: 0.05 %
  • 20-29: 3.63 %
  • 30-39: 9.15 %
  • 40-49: 22.99 %
  • 50-59: 23.78 %
  • 60+: 40.24 %

Severity of Constipation **:

  • least: 4 %
  • moderate: 52 %
  • severe: 32 %
  • most severe: 12 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (435 people, 18.61%)
  • Oxycontin (400 people, 17.12%)
  • Zometa (393 people, 16.82%)
  • Neurontin (339 people, 14.51%)
  • Aspirin (328 people, 14.04%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (357 people, 15.28%)
  • High Blood Pressure (186 people, 7.96%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (138 people, 5.91%)
  • Breast Cancer (122 people, 5.22%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (815 people, 34.87%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (756 people, 32.35%)
  • Fatigue (688 people, 29.44%)
  • Pain (682 people, 29.18%)
  • Diarrhea (566 people, 24.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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