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Review: could Xanax cause Parkinson's disease?

We study 54,980 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 58,930 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (latest reports from 59,497 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 54,940 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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  • 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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