Review: could Xanax cause Seizure?
Summary: Seizure could be caused by Xanax, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Lortab, and have Anxiety.
We study 54,772 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 (latest outcomes from 58,738 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Xanax include stress and anxiety, nausea aggravated, nausea, anxiety aggravated, pain.
Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) (latest reports from 1,849 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, epilepsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
On Apr, 5, 2014: 54,761 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 1,835 people who have Seizure on eHealthMe.
Time on Xanax when people have Seizure * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Seizure when taking Xanax * :
Age of people who have Seizure when taking Xanax * :
Severity of Seizure when taking Xanax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Seizure ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Anxiety (2 people, 66.67%)
- Fatigue (1 people, 33.33%)
- Arrhythmia (1 people, 33.33%)
- Insomnia related to another mental condition (1 people, 33.33%)
- Depression (1 people, 33.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lortab (1 people, 33.33%)
- Flexeril (1 people, 33.33%)
- Multaq (1 people, 33.33%)
- Focalin (1 people, 33.33%)
- Lamotrigine (1 people, 33.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (5 years ago):
Have been many small seizures with slurred speech, confusion, loss of balance, bad dreams when I can sleep. Doctor can't seem to find anything wrong but does nothing about possible over-medication.
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