Review: could Xanax cause Heart Attack?


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 Anxiety . We study 78,086 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,648 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 82,504 users)

Heart Attack

Heart attack has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, thrombocytopenia, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 191,542 Heart attack patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

78,086 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 1,648 people (2.11%) have Heart Attack


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Heart attack?

Time on Xanax when people have Heart Attack *:

  • < 1 month: 15.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.85 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.92 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.92 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 53.85 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.54 %
  • 10+ years: 11.54 %

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

  • female: 58.26 %
  • male: 41.74 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.21 %
  • 20-29: 2.92 %
  • 30-39: 6.34 %
  • 40-49: 19.64 %
  • 50-59: 28.13 %
  • 60+: 42.76 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (250 people, 15.17%)
  • Depression (164 people, 9.95%)
  • Pain (158 people, 9.59%)
  • Hypertension (148 people, 8.98%)
  • Arthritis (99 people, 6.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (391 people, 23.73%)
  • Lipitor (311 people, 18.87%)
  • Plavix (295 people, 17.90%)
  • Lasix (245 people, 14.87%)
  • Aspirin (243 people, 14.75%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (360 people, 21.84%)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (331 people, 20.08%)
  • Anxiety (306 people, 18.57%)
  • Hypertension (280 people, 16.99%)
  • Depression (268 people, 16.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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