Xanax and Parkinson's disease - from FDA reports


Summary

Parkinson's disease is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Sinemet, and have Osteoporosis. This review analyzes which people have Parkinson's disease with Xanax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 82,679 people who have side effects when taking Xanax from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 14, 2017

82,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 137 people (0.17%) have Parkinson's Disease


Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Xanax when people have Parkinson's Disease *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Parkinson's Disease when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 69.12 %
  • male: 30.88 %

Age of people who have Parkinson's Disease when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.1 %
  • 30-39: 6.59 %
  • 40-49: 10.99 %
  • 50-59: 17.58 %
  • 60+: 63.74 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (15 people, 10.95%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (14 people, 10.22%)
  • Depression (13 people, 9.49%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (12 people, 8.76%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (11 people, 8.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Sinemet (29 people, 21.17%)
  • Nexium (26 people, 18.98%)
  • Lipitor (20 people, 14.60%)
  • Ambien (20 people, 14.60%)
  • Aspirin (19 people, 13.87%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Tremor (32 people, 23.36%)
  • Fall (31 people, 22.63%)
  • Pain (26 people, 18.98%)
  • Depression (26 people, 18.98%)
  • Confusional State (23 people, 16.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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