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 . We study 78,144 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA. Among them, 134 have Parkinson's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Parkinson's disease and more.

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Xanax

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 84,825 users)

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease has been reported by people with parkinson's disease, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 37,852 Parkinson's disease patients).

On Feb, 07, 2017

78,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 134 people (0.17%) have Parkinson's Disease


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Parkinson's disease?

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

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 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: 69.17 %
  • male: 30.83 %

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, 11.19%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (14 people, 10.45%)
  • Depression (13 people, 9.70%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (11 people, 8.21%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (11 people, 8.21%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Sinemet (28 people, 20.90%)
  • Nexium (26 people, 19.40%)
  • Lipitor (20 people, 14.93%)
  • Ambien (20 people, 14.93%)
  • Aspirin (19 people, 14.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Tremor (32 people, 23.88%)
  • Fall (31 people, 23.13%)
  • Pain (26 people, 19.40%)
  • Depression (26 people, 19.40%)
  • Confusional State (22 people, 16.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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