Review: could Xanax cause Hashimoto's Thyroiditis?


Hashimoto's thyroiditis is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Percocet, and have Depression . We study 55,301 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 21 have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Find out below who they are, when they have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and more.

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Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 58,024 users)

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Hashimoto's thyroiditis (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland is attacked by a variety of cell) has been reported by people with rashes, hair loss, insomnia, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 2,655 Hashimoto's thyroiditis patients).

On Jul, 23, 2016

55,301 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 21 people (0.04%) have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Time on Xanax when people have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 50 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 85.71 %
  • male: 14.29 %

Age of people who have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 27.27 %
  • 30-39: 9.09 %
  • 40-49: 63.64 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Hashimoto's Thyroiditis when taking Xanax **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Hashimoto's Thyroiditis **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 50 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (5 people)
  • Systemic Candida (4 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (4 people)
  • Panic Attack (4 people)
  • Pain (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Percocet (7 people)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (4 people)
  • Lasix (4 people)
  • Fluconazole (4 people)
  • Cymbalta (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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