Review: could Xanax cause Heart Attack?


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 63,565 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,506 have Heart attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart attack and more.

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Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 65,513 users)

Heart Attack

Heart attack has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, thrombocytopenia, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 139,567 Heart attack patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

63,565 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 1,506 people (2.37%) have Heart Attack

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Heart attack?

Time on Xanax when people have Heart Attack *:

  • < 1 month: 15.09 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.66 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.89 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.89 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 52.83 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.32 %
  • 10+ years: 11.32 %

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

  • female: 58.18 %
  • male: 41.82 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.23 %
  • 20-29: 3.09 %
  • 30-39: 6.62 %
  • 40-49: 20.32 %
  • 50-59: 27.16 %
  • 60+: 42.59 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (216 people)
  • Depression (149 people)
  • Hypertension (138 people)
  • Pain (133 people)
  • Arthritis (94 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (391 people)
  • Lipitor (293 people)
  • Plavix (274 people)
  • Aspirin (238 people)
  • Lasix (231 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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