Review: could Xanax cause Itchiness?


Summary

Itchiness is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Anxiety . We study 63,563 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,435 have Itchiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Itchiness 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 65,513 users)

Itchiness

Itchiness has been reported by people with pain, blood bilirubin increased, feeling hot, sepsis, back pain (latest reports from 100,475 Itchiness patients).

On Aug, 19, 2016

63,563 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 1,435 people (2.26%) have Itchiness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Itchiness?

Time on Xanax when people have Itchiness *:

  • < 1 month: 17.07 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 34.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.44 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.32 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.95 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.2 %
  • 10+ years: 4.88 %

Gender of people who have Itchiness when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 75.09 %
  • male: 24.91 %

Age of people who have Itchiness when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.34 %
  • 20-29: 2.38 %
  • 30-39: 6.81 %
  • 40-49: 22.98 %
  • 50-59: 26.38 %
  • 60+: 41.02 %

Severity if Itchiness when taking Xanax **:

  • least: 5.88 %
  • moderate: 35.29 %
  • severe: 41.18 %
  • most severe: 17.65 %

How people recovered from Itchiness **:

  • while on drug: 18.18 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 81.82 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (242 people)
  • Pain (144 people)
  • Depression (144 people)
  • Hypertension (131 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (72 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (169 people)
  • Synthroid (139 people)
  • Lasix (136 people)
  • Ambien (131 people)
  • Nexium (118 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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