Xanax and Heart attack - from FDA reports


Summary

Heart attack 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 Vioxx, and have Stress and anxiety . We study 78,144 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA. Among them, 1,683 have Heart attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart attack 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 84,838 users)

Heart Attack

Heart attack has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 193,918 Heart attack patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

78,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 1,683 people (2.15%) have Heart Attack


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Heart attack?

Time on Xanax when people have Heart Attack *:

  • < 1 month: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.41 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.85 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 51.85 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.11 %
  • 10+ years: 11.11 %

Gender of people who have Heart Attack when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 58.13 %
  • male: 41.87 %

Age of people who have Heart Attack when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.21 %
  • 20-29: 2.8 %
  • 30-39: 6.22 %
  • 40-49: 19.55 %
  • 50-59: 28.5 %
  • 60+: 42.72 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (262 people, 15.57%)
  • Pain (174 people, 10.34%)
  • Depression (167 people, 9.92%)
  • High Blood Pressure (160 people, 9.51%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (113 people, 6.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (391 people, 23.23%)
  • Lipitor (314 people, 18.66%)
  • Plavix (301 people, 17.88%)
  • Lasix (250 people, 14.85%)
  • Aspirin (244 people, 14.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (392 people, 23.29%)
  • Coronary Heart Disease (336 people, 19.96%)
  • High Blood Pressure (335 people, 19.90%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (328 people, 19.49%)
  • Depression (271 people, 16.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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