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Review: could Xanax cause Insomnia?





Summary: Insomnia is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Ambien, and have Anxiety.

We study 55,029 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,526 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia 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 58,976 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Insomnia 135,811 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 54,998 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 3,872 people (7.04%) have Insomnia.

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
Insomnia19.57%9.79%4.26%11.06%27.23%15.74%12.34%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia67.03%32.97%

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%13.18%26.91%27.59%24.44%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia3.77%35.85%50.94%9.43%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia0.00%18.18%81.82%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (866 people, 22.37%)
  2. Depression (652 people, 16.84%)
  3. Pain (532 people, 13.74%)
  4. Insomnia (369 people, 9.53%)
  5. Sleep disorder (307 people, 7.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (599 people, 15.47%)
  2. Oxycontin (555 people, 14.33%)
  3. Seroquel (487 people, 12.58%)
  4. Neurontin (438 people, 11.31%)
  5. Zoloft (422 people, 10.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    My insomnia was provoked by a 'medicine cocktail', prescribed medications that were contraindicated. I just had a rough experience with Serotonin Syndrome, grateful to be alive.

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