Review: could Xanax cause Itching?


Summary

Itching 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 55,300 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,282 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching 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 58,022 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with non-occupational exposure to toxic agent, fever, rashes, fungal endocarditis, seroma (latest reports from 85,621 Itching patients).

On Jul, 19, 2016

55,300 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 1,282 people (2.32%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Itching?

Time on Xanax when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 16.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.73 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24.32 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.51 %
  • 10+ years: 5.41 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 75.37 %
  • male: 24.63 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.37 %
  • 20-29: 2.69 %
  • 30-39: 7.24 %
  • 40-49: 22.38 %
  • 50-59: 24.98 %
  • 60+: 42.34 %

Severity if Itching when taking Xanax **:

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

How people recovered from Itching **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (183 people)
  • Depression (118 people)
  • Pain (110 people)
  • Hypertension (102 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (62 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (150 people)
  • Synthroid (126 people)
  • Lasix (122 people)
  • Prilosec (113 people)
  • Ambien (105 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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