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Review: could Xanax cause Pruritus?

We study 54,940 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,251 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.

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Xanax

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,884 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 544,779 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 54,923 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 1,263 people (2.30%) have Pruritus. They amount to 0.23% of all the 543,522 people who have Pruritus on eHealthMe.

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
Pruritus21.43%35.71%0.00%3.57%25.00%14.29%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Pruritus75.58%24.42%

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%7.60%22.45%25.50%41.57%

Severity of Pruritus when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pruritus0.00%27.27%54.55%18.18%

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, 16.79%)
  2. Hypertension (135 people, 10.69%)
  3. Pain (133 people, 10.53%)
  4. Depression (115 people, 9.11%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (70 people, 5.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (197 people, 15.60%)
  2. Nexium (136 people, 10.77%)
  3. Lasix (123 people, 9.74%)
  4. Synthroid (122 people, 9.66%)
  5. Prilosec (120 people, 9.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Severe itching on arms, legs and torso.

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