Review: could Xanax cause Shortness of breath?
We study 54,890 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,610 have Shortness of breath. Find out below who they are, when they have Shortness of breath and more.
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Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,837 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.
Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath (latest reports from 1,342,623 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
On Jul, 12, 2014: 54,884 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 3,610 people (6.58%) have Shortness Of Breath. They amount to 0.27% of all the 1,335,356 people who have Shortness Of Breath on eHealthMe.
Time on Xanax when people have Shortness of breath * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Shortness of breath||30.77%||25.00%||4.81%||10.58%||13.46%||8.65%||6.73% |
Gender of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Xanax * :
|Shortness of breath||72.30%||27.70% |
Age of people who have Shortness of breath when taking Xanax * :
|Shortness of breath||0.09%||0.03%||0.39%||4.56%||10.68%||20.07%||26.33%||37.85% |
Severity of Shortness of breath when taking Xanax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Shortness of breath||3.70%||66.67%||22.22%||7.41% |
How people recovered from Shortness of breath ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Shortness of breath||0.00%||27.27%||72.73% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Anxiety (651 people, 18.03%)
- Pain (503 people, 13.93%)
- Depression (384 people, 10.64%)
- Hypertension (331 people, 9.17%)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (154 people, 4.27%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (767 people, 21.25%)
- Lasix (670 people, 18.56%)
- Ambien (560 people, 15.51%)
- Protonix (508 people, 14.07%)
- Zoloft (481 people, 13.32%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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