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Review: could Xanax cause Seizure?

We study 54,897 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Seizure. Find out below who they are, when they have Seizure and more.

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Xanax

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,837 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Seizure

Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) (latest reports from 1,931 patients) has been reported by people with seizures, depression, pain, epilepsy, stress and anxiety.

On Jul, 22, 2014: 54,890 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 3 people (0.01%) have Seizure. They amount to 0.16% of all the 1,924 people who have Seizure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Seizure in Xanax reports

Time on Xanax when people have Seizure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Seizure0.00%33.33%0.00%33.33%0.00%33.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Seizure when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Seizure100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Seizure when taking Xanax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Seizure0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%66.67%0.00%

Severity of Seizure when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Seizure0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Seizure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Seizure0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (2 people, 66.67%)
  2. Fatigue (1 people, 33.33%)
  3. Arrhythmia (1 people, 33.33%)
  4. Insomnia related to another mental condition (1 people, 33.33%)
  5. Depression (1 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lortab (1 people, 33.33%)
  2. Flexeril (1 people, 33.33%)
  3. Multaq (1 people, 33.33%)
  4. Focalin (1 people, 33.33%)
  5. Lamotrigine (1 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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