Review: could Xanax cause Pruritus?


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 Anxiety . We study 55,301 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,282 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 Xanax 58,024 users)

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, erythema multiforme, thrombocytopenia, dehydration, cellulitis (latest reports from 85,622 Pruritus patients).

On Jul, 23, 2016

55,301 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 1,282 people (2.32%) have Pruritus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Pruritus?

Time on Xanax when people have Pruritus *:

  • < 1 month: 16.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.73 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.7 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24.32 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.51 %
  • 10+ years: 5.41 %

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 75.37 %
  • male: 24.63 %

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.37 %
  • 20-29: 2.69 %
  • 30-39: 7.24 %
  • 40-49: 22.38 %
  • 50-59: 24.98 %
  • 60+: 42.34 %

Severity if Pruritus when taking Xanax **:

  • least: 5.88 %
  • moderate: 35.29 %
  • severe: 41.18 %
  • most severe: 17.65 %

How people recovered from Pruritus **:

  • while on drug: 18.18 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 81.82 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (183 people)
  • Depression (118 people)
  • Pain (110 people)
  • Hypertension (102 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (62 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (150 people)
  • Synthroid (126 people)
  • Lasix (122 people)
  • Prilosec (113 people)
  • Ambien (105 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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