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Review: could Xanax cause Itchiness?

Summary: Itchiness could be caused by Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Anxiety.

We study 54,812 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,262 have Itchiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Itchiness and more.

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Xanax

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,738 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Itchiness

Itchiness (latest reports from 537,498 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 54,761 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 1,250 people (2.28%) have Itchiness. They amount to 0.23% of all the 535,866 people who have Itchiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Itchiness in Xanax reports

Time on Xanax when people have Itchiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itchiness22.22%33.33%0.00%3.70%25.93%14.81%0.00%

Gender of people who have Itchiness when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Itchiness75.49%24.51%

Age of people who have Itchiness when taking Xanax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itchiness0.00%0.00%0.35%2.56%7.41%22.49%25.49%41.71%

Severity of Itchiness when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itchiness0.00%20.00%60.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Itchiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itchiness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (212 people, 16.96%)
  2. Hypertension (135 people, 10.80%)
  3. Pain (133 people, 10.64%)
  4. Depression (115 people, 9.20%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (70 people, 5.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (197 people, 15.76%)
  2. Nexium (136 people, 10.88%)
  3. Synthroid (122 people, 9.76%)
  4. Lasix (122 people, 9.76%)
  5. Prilosec (119 people, 9.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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