Xanax and Pruritus - from FDA reports


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 78,144 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA. Among them, 1,783 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 84,838 users)

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,376 Pruritus patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

78,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 1,783 people (2.28%) have Pruritus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Pruritus?

Time on Xanax when people have Pruritus *:

  • < 1 month: 34.62 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.85 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.85 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.69 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 75.06 %
  • male: 24.94 %

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.07 %
  • 10-19: 0.35 %
  • 20-29: 2.31 %
  • 30-39: 6.24 %
  • 40-49: 21.39 %
  • 50-59: 27.14 %
  • 60+: 42.36 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (310 people, 17.39%)
  • Pain (178 people, 9.98%)
  • Depression (169 people, 9.48%)
  • High Blood Pressure (162 people, 9.09%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (143 people, 8.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (172 people, 9.65%)
  • Synthroid (168 people, 9.42%)
  • Ambien (157 people, 8.81%)
  • Lasix (156 people, 8.75%)
  • Nexium (143 people, 8.02%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (543 people, 30.45%)
  • Nausea (340 people, 19.07%)
  • Fatigue (287 people, 16.10%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (236 people, 13.24%)
  • Pain (229 people, 12.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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