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Review: could Xanax cause Parkinson's disease?

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 Parkinson's disease.

We study 54,998 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 98 have Parkinson's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Parkinson's disease and more.

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Xanax

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,954 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

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Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (latest reports from 23,890 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia.

Trend of Parkinson's disease reports

On Nov, 12, 2014: 54,980 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 106 people (0.19%) have Parkinson's Disease.

Trend of Parkinson's disease in Xanax reports

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

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Parkinson's disease50.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Parkinson's disease78.95%21.05%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Parkinson's disease0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%6.17%9.88%20.99%62.96%

Severity of Parkinson's disease when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Parkinson's disease0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Parkinson's disease ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Parkinson's disease0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Parkinson's disease (21 people, 19.81%)
  2. Osteoporosis (12 people, 11.32%)
  3. Anxiety (11 people, 10.38%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (11 people, 10.38%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (9 people, 8.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Sinemet (28 people, 26.42%)
  2. Aspirin (22 people, 20.75%)
  3. Nexium (22 people, 20.75%)
  4. Paxil (21 people, 19.81%)
  5. Ambien (19 people, 17.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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