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Review: could Xanax cause Ocd?

We study 54,931 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 221 have Ocd. Find out below who they are, when they have Ocd and more.

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Xanax

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,874 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Ocd

Ocd (obsessive-compulsive disorder) (latest reports from 34,330 patients) has been reported by people with parkinson's disease, restless leg syndrome, depression, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 54,923 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 221 people (0.40%) have Ocd. They amount to 0.64% of all the 34,326 people who have Ocd on eHealthMe.

Trend of Ocd in Xanax reports

Time on Xanax when people have Ocd * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ocd80.95%4.76%0.00%9.52%4.76%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Ocd when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Ocd64.46%35.54%

Age of people who have Ocd when taking Xanax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ocd0.00%0.00%0.88%21.93%28.07%20.18%27.19%1.75%

Severity of Ocd when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ocd0.00%25.00%25.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Ocd ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ocd0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (100 people, 45.25%)
  2. Anxiety (91 people, 41.18%)
  3. Depression (52 people, 23.53%)
  4. Back pain (35 people, 15.84%)
  5. Restless legs syndrome (35 people, 15.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zoloft (92 people, 41.63%)
  2. Paxil (75 people, 33.94%)
  3. Oxycontin (64 people, 28.96%)
  4. Neurontin (59 people, 26.70%)
  5. Mirapex (54 people, 24.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • After taking Keppra for 9 months following a grand mal seizure and subsequent brain tumor removal, I suddenly developed extreme OCD. I literally count everything. When I try to read,the phrases repeat in my head. The simplest task has become a monumental struggle. My physician has had me on 50 mg Sertraline for3 weeks now, along with Xanax. The OCD is still intense.

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  • i had a anxiety,panic attack 1/5/2013.have been seeing psychiatrist and therapist am on these meds today i have been diagnosed with bells palsy are they connected?

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