Review: could Xanax cause Parkinson's disease?
This is a review of Parkinson's disease by studying 54,703 people who take Xanax. We analyze: the time on Xanax when people have Parkinson's disease, gender and age of these people, the severity of Parkinson's disease, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Xanax. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,692 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Xanax include stress and anxiety, nausea, nausea aggravated, anxiety aggravated, fatigue.
Parkinson's disease (latest reports from 59,410 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia.
On Feb, 22, 2014: 52,277 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 100 people (0.19%) have Parkinson's Disease.
Time on Xanax when people have Parkinson's disease * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Parkinson's disease||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Parkinson's disease when taking Xanax * :
|Parkinson's disease||77.78%||22.22% |
Age of people who have Parkinson's disease when taking Xanax * :
|Parkinson's disease||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.33%||10.13%||20.25%||63.29% |
Severity of Parkinson's disease when taking Xanax ** :
How people recovered from Parkinson's disease ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Parkinson's disease (21 people, 21.00%)
- Osteoporosis (11 people, 11.00%)
- Anxiety (11 people, 11.00%)
- Multiple sclerosis (11 people, 11.00%)
- Depression (9 people, 9.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Sinemet (27 people, 27.00%)
- Paxil (21 people, 21.00%)
- Nexium (21 people, 21.00%)
- Aspirin (20 people, 20.00%)
- Lipitor (19 people, 19.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Celuna on Mar, 17, 2012:
I believe that Long term Xanax use may cause Parkinson's Disease. How? Xanax interferes with REM sleep, the sleep needed to restore the body. Does anyone else have information that supports this.? It is interesting to me to see that there is a high number of females who have taken Xanax who have Parkinson's Disease. This statistic makes me believe that there is a connection.
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