Review: could Xanax cause Itching?
Summary: Itching 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 54,772 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,262 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 54,772 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 1,250 people (2.28%) have Itching. They amount to 0.23% of all the 536,460 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.
Time on Xanax when people have Itching * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Itching when taking Xanax * :
Age of people who have Itching when taking Xanax * :
Severity of Itching when taking Xanax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Itching ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Anxiety (212 people, 16.96%)
- Hypertension (135 people, 10.80%)
- Pain (133 people, 10.64%)
- Depression (115 people, 9.20%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (70 people, 5.60%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (197 people, 15.76%)
- Nexium (136 people, 10.88%)
- Synthroid (122 people, 9.76%)
- Lasix (122 people, 9.76%)
- Prilosec (119 people, 9.52%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Xanax (alprazolam) is often used for stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions Xanax is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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From this study (12 months ago):
Severe itching of ankles. So severe I have rubbed my skin off 1/2"x3" area in my sleep. It is much worse if I get a mosquito bite. I live in Fort Worth, TX AND West Nile Virus very bad here. Don't know if it is related.
From this study (5 years ago):
Severe itching on arms, legs and torso.
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