Review: could Xanax cause Paranoia?


Paranoia is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Oxycontin, and have Anxiety . We study 63,565 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 383 have Paranoia. Find out below who they are, when they have Paranoia and more.

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Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 65,513 users)


Paranoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, drowsiness, insomnia, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 11,532 Paranoia patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

63,565 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 383 people (0.6%) have Paranoia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Paranoia?

Time on Xanax when people have Paranoia *:

  • < 1 month: 22.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.71 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.71 %
  • 10+ years: 22.86 %

Gender of people who have Paranoia when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 63.56 %
  • male: 36.44 %

Age of people who have Paranoia when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.71 %
  • 20-29: 7.77 %
  • 30-39: 27.21 %
  • 40-49: 25.8 %
  • 50-59: 22.26 %
  • 60+: 16.25 %

Severity if Paranoia when taking Xanax **:

  • least: 40 %
  • moderate: 20 %
  • severe: 20 %
  • most severe: 20 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (97 people)
  • Pain (75 people)
  • Depression (68 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (44 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (21 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (76 people)
  • Zoloft (68 people)
  • Ambien (55 people)
  • Seroquel (54 people)
  • Lexapro (54 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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