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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 55,117 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,266 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 59,075 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 90,920 Pruritus patients)

On May, 17, 2015: 55,117 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 1,266 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
Pruritus19.35%35.48%0.00%3.23%25.81%12.90%3.23%

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Pruritus75.63%24.37%

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%22.47%25.52%41.46%

Severity of Pruritus when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pruritus0.00%28.57%50.00%21.43%

How people recovered from Pruritus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Pruritus12.50%0.00%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (213 people, 16.82%)
  2. Hypertension (135 people, 10.66%)
  3. Pain (133 people, 10.51%)
  4. Depression (116 people, 9.16%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (70 people, 5.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (197 people, 15.56%)
  2. Nexium (136 people, 10.74%)
  3. Lasix (123 people, 9.72%)
  4. Synthroid (122 people, 9.64%)
  5. Prilosec (120 people, 9.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • rash is spreading. Started on thighs and now involves everywhere but face. raised red bumps. Some with what looks like pimples/white heads. Not relieved by antihistamines. very itchy.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • After 3-4 days of taking adderall or any stimulants I start to get pimple like sores on my scalp, nose,eyes,mouth,face and vaginal area puss comes out of mi eyes and vaginal area.
    It seems like every hair follicle or cut becomes clogged and filled with puss. It burns when I use the restroom. My eyes and nose burns and itches. My tongue and mouth also gets pimples on them. When I break out then my husband also does then when he has taken adderall he also has the same symptoms it only gets better if I stop the adderall or use a prescription med for herpes.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Severe itching of ankles. So severe I have rubbed my skin off 1/2"x3" area in my sleep. It is much worse if I get a mosquito bite. I live in Fort Worth, TX AND West Nile Virus very bad here. Don't know if it is related.

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