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Review: could Xanax cause Pruritus (Itching)?

Summary: Pruritus is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Stress and anxiety.

We study 55,053 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,253 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.

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Xanax

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 59,014 Xanax users)

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 90,832 Pruritus patients)

On Jan, 4, 2015: 55,029 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 1,265 people (2.30%) have Pruritus.

Trend of Pruritus in Xanax reports

Time on Xanax when people have Pruritus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pruritus20.00%36.67%0.00%3.33%26.67%13.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Pruritus75.61%24.39%

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Xanax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pruritus0.00%0.00%0.35%2.53%7.67%22.49%25.46%41.50%

Severity of Pruritus when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pruritus0.00%23.08%53.85%23.08%

How people recovered from Pruritus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Pruritus0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (212 people, 16.76%)
  2. Hypertension (135 people, 10.67%)
  3. Pain (133 people, 10.51%)
  4. Depression (116 people, 9.17%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (70 people, 5.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (197 people, 15.57%)
  2. Nexium (136 people, 10.75%)
  3. Lasix (123 people, 9.72%)
  4. Synthroid (122 people, 9.64%)
  5. Prilosec (120 people, 9.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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