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Review: could Xanax cause Insomnia?

We study 54,897 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,521 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Xanax

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,837 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 776,676 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 54,890 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 3,869 people (7.05%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.50% of all the 777,851 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Insomnia in Xanax reports

Time on Xanax when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia19.83%9.91%3.88%10.34%27.59%15.95%12.50%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia67.01%32.99%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Xanax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.00%0.03%0.80%7.05%13.19%26.90%27.59%24.43%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia4.00%36.00%50.00%10.00%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia0.00%21.05%78.95%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (866 people, 22.38%)
  2. Depression (651 people, 16.83%)
  3. Pain (532 people, 13.75%)
  4. Insomnia (368 people, 9.51%)
  5. Sleep disorder (306 people, 7.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (598 people, 15.46%)
  2. Oxycontin (555 people, 14.34%)
  3. Seroquel (487 people, 12.59%)
  4. Neurontin (438 people, 11.32%)
  5. Zoloft (422 people, 10.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • For 6 years I have been taking predisone to treat my Myasthenia Gravis, which is primarily ocular. I've always had moderate situational anxiety but as soon as I began taking prednison my axiety sky rocketed. My predinsone doses have ranged from 5-30mg per day, depending on weather or not I am in remission, but every time I have tried to get off prednisone I have a bad flare up. My neurologist began treating my anxiety 6 years ago with clonazepam and it worked for me for about 4 years. The entire 5th year of being on clonazepam it had little to no effect on controlling my anxiety any longer. I have also taken mestinon along side of prednisone to treat my myasthenia gravis but it had little effect on my condition. This past year my family practioner tapered me off the clonazepam using alprazolam and it has been working very well. Recently, due to an overload of general life responsibilities, I have began to have another flare up. This is the first time while on alprazolam that this has occured. I have been on 5mg of prednisone and 2mg of alprazolam daily for the past year or so and have been problem free. Today I have had to bump back up to 20mg of prednisone to control my Myasthenia Gravis, but I am having extremly peaked anxiety levels. Hopefully I will be seeing one of my doctors this week.

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  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • I just don't want to do many thing that I used to. I don't want to see or go to any of my former friends or places cause I just get a bad feeling when I see or pass any of my old neighborhoods that I used to live in.

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