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Review: could Xanax cause Shortness of breath (Breathing difficulty)?





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 Aspirin, and have Stress and anxiety.

We study 55,029 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,613 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 58,976 users)

Shortness of breath

Shortness Of Breath has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.(latest reports from Shortness Of Breath 164,498 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 54,998 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 3,613 people (6.57%) have Shortness Of Breath.

Trend of Shortness of breath in Xanax reports

Time on Xanax when people have Shortness of breath * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shortness of breath30.84%24.30%5.61%11.21%13.08%8.41%6.54%

Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Shortness of breath72.29%27.71%

Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Xanax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shortness of breath0.12%0.03%0.39%4.58%10.67%20.05%26.34%37.82%

Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shortness of breath3.33%66.67%23.33%6.67%

How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Shortness of breath0.00%21.43%78.57%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (651 people, 18.02%)
  2. Pain (503 people, 13.92%)
  3. Depression (384 people, 10.63%)
  4. Hypertension (331 people, 9.16%)
  5. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (154 people, 4.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (767 people, 21.23%)
  2. Lasix (670 people, 18.54%)
  3. Ambien (561 people, 15.53%)
  4. Protonix (509 people, 14.09%)
  5. Zoloft (481 people, 13.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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