Review: could Xanax cause Mental Disorder?


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 Anxiety . We study 63,565 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 627 have Mental disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Mental disorder and more.

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Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 67,594 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 type 2 diabetes, drowsiness, insomnia, high blood pressure, fatigue (latest reports from 21,351 Mental disorder patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

63,565 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 627 people (0.99%) have Mental Disorder

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Mental disorder?

Time on Xanax when people have Mental Disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 8.16 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 2.04 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.08 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 53.06 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.16 %
  • 10+ years: 8.16 %

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

  • female: 70.52 %
  • male: 29.48 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.02 %
  • 20-29: 11.07 %
  • 30-39: 18.85 %
  • 40-49: 22.75 %
  • 50-59: 19.88 %
  • 60+: 26.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (151 people)
  • Depression (126 people)
  • Pain (95 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (57 people)
  • Hypertension (45 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (107 people)
  • Seroquel (91 people)
  • Ambien (83 people)
  • Neurontin (80 people)
  • Lexapro (78 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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