Xanax and Shortness of breath - from FDA reports


Summary

Shortness of breath is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Stress and anxiety . We study 78,144 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA. Among them, 5,126 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath 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 84,825 users)

Shortness Of Breath

Shortness of breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, primary pulmonary hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 283,984 Shortness of breath patients).

On Feb, 14, 2017

78,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 5,126 people (6.56%) have Shortness Of Breath


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Shortness of breath?

Time on Xanax when people have Shortness Of Breath *:

  • < 1 month: 43.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.23 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.08 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.11 %
  • 10+ years: 5.05 %

Gender of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 71.78 %
  • male: 28.22 %

Age of people who have Shortness Of Breath when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.12 %
  • 2-9: 0.05 %
  • 10-19: 0.5 %
  • 20-29: 4.5 %
  • 30-39: 9.0 %
  • 40-49: 18.05 %
  • 50-59: 25.79 %
  • 60+: 41.99 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (928 people, 18.10%)
  • Pain (646 people, 12.60%)
  • Depression (516 people, 10.07%)
  • High Blood Pressure (453 people, 8.84%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (389 people, 7.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (834 people, 16.27%)
  • Aspirin (691 people, 13.48%)
  • Ambien (636 people, 12.41%)
  • Protonix (552 people, 10.77%)
  • Synthroid (549 people, 10.71%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (1,370 people, 26.73%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (1,338 people, 26.10%)
  • Fatigue (1,203 people, 23.47%)
  • Nausea (1,153 people, 22.49%)
  • Pain (1,148 people, 22.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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