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Review: could Xanax cause Paranoia?

Summary: Paranoia could be caused by Xanax, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Oxycontin, and have Anxiety.

We study 54,772 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 359 have Paranoia. Find out below who they are, when they have Paranoia and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 54,772 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 359 people (0.66%) have Paranoia. They amount to 0.60% of all the 59,659 people who have Paranoia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Paranoia in Xanax reports

Time on Xanax when people have Paranoia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Paranoia23.68%10.53%0.00%10.53%31.58%5.26%18.42%

Gender of people who have Paranoia when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Paranoia65.84%34.16%

Age of people who have Paranoia when taking Xanax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Paranoia0.00%0.00%0.67%7.33%26.67%26.00%23.33%16.00%

Severity of Paranoia when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Paranoia40.00%20.00%20.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Paranoia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (119 people, 33.15%)
  2. Depression (86 people, 23.96%)
  3. Pain (79 people, 22.01%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (54 people, 15.04%)
  5. Sleep disorder (32 people, 8.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycontin (81 people, 22.56%)
  2. Zoloft (76 people, 21.17%)
  3. Lexapro (69 people, 19.22%)
  4. Wellbutrin (67 people, 18.66%)
  5. Neurontin (67 people, 18.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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