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Review: could Xanax cause Renal failure?

Summary: Renal failure could be caused by Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Lasix, and have Depression.

We study 54,812 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 848 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure and more.

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Xanax

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,738 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Renal failure

Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) (latest reports from 422,422 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, multiple myeloma, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 54,772 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 927 people (1.69%) have Renal Failure. They amount to 0.22% of all the 429,959 people who have Renal Failure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Renal failure in Xanax reports

Time on Xanax when people have Renal failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Renal failure13.19%10.99%1.10%3.30%60.44%1.10%9.89%

Gender of people who have Renal failure when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Renal failure55.33%44.67%

Age of people who have Renal failure when taking Xanax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Renal failure0.00%0.00%0.73%1.09%7.26%14.89%24.46%51.57%

Severity of Renal failure when taking Xanax ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Renal failure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (158 people, 17.04%)
  2. Anxiety (152 people, 16.40%)
  3. Pain (113 people, 12.19%)
  4. Hypertension (74 people, 7.98%)
  5. Sleep disorder (53 people, 5.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (274 people, 29.56%)
  2. Neurontin (207 people, 22.33%)
  3. Aspirin (189 people, 20.39%)
  4. Ambien (164 people, 17.69%)
  5. Cymbalta (143 people, 15.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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