Xanax and Mental disorder - from FDA reports


Summary

Mental disorder is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zoloft, and have Stress and anxiety . We study 78,144 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA. Among them, 744 have Mental disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Mental disorder 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 84,825 users)

Mental Disorder

Mental disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, birth control, multiple sclerosis, pain (latest reports from 26,831 Mental disorder patients).

On Feb, 09, 2017

78,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 744 people (0.95%) have Mental Disorder


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Mental disorder?

Time on Xanax when people have Mental Disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 11.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 1.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 55.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.67 %
  • 10+ years: 8.33 %

Gender of people who have Mental Disorder when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 70.6 %
  • male: 29.4 %

Age of people who have Mental Disorder when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.05 %
  • 20-29: 11.01 %
  • 30-39: 19.41 %
  • 40-49: 22.2 %
  • 50-59: 21.15 %
  • 60+: 25.17 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (195 people, 26.21%)
  • Depression (161 people, 21.64%)
  • Pain (111 people, 14.92%)
  • Quit Smoking (59 people, 7.93%)
  • High Blood Pressure (58 people, 7.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (114 people, 15.32%)
  • Seroquel (100 people, 13.44%)
  • Ambien (93 people, 12.50%)
  • Lexapro (89 people, 11.96%)
  • Neurontin (85 people, 11.42%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (343 people, 46.10%)
  • Depression (266 people, 35.75%)
  • Pain (231 people, 31.05%)
  • Insomnia (146 people, 19.62%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (129 people, 17.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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