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Review: could Xanax cause Skin rash?

We study 54,940 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,153 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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Xanax

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,884 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) (latest reports from 967,273 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 54,923 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 2,120 people (3.86%) have Skin Rash. They amount to 0.22% of all the 968,729 people who have Skin Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Skin rash in Xanax reports

Time on Xanax when people have Skin rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin rash35.62%17.81%5.48%5.48%27.40%5.48%2.74%

Gender of people who have Skin rash when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Skin rash76.55%23.45%

Age of people who have Skin rash when taking Xanax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.00%0.00%0.35%3.70%8.64%24.99%27.26%35.06%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash13.64%50.00%31.82%4.55%

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Skin rash10.00%0.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (353 people, 16.65%)
  2. Pain (310 people, 14.62%)
  3. Depression (293 people, 13.82%)
  4. Hypertension (204 people, 9.62%)
  5. Metastases to bone (145 people, 6.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (422 people, 19.91%)
  2. Ambien (328 people, 15.47%)
  3. Oxycontin (307 people, 14.48%)
  4. Lasix (299 people, 14.10%)
  5. Zometa (283 people, 13.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • recurring cellulitis infection? Was hospitilized twice. 1st time left leg was infected, 1.5 weeks later was hospitalized for infection in right leg. Treated with Clindamycin both times and the infection cleared up. redness, swelling and warmness to the tough have all came back on my right leg. It started off small and slowly got bigger over time. skin is inflamed but not raised. Doctor said maybe Erythema Nodosum, but it is not itchy at all and there are no bumps or other rash like symptoms. It feels like an infection. both times I was hospitalized lasted for 4 days. I was given IV antibiotics there and then sent home on 4 days of antibiotics the 1st time and 1 week of antibiotics the 2nd time, all clindamycin. After both incidents, the redness returned a few days after the antibiotics were finished. Starting off small and subtle, fading in and out over the next couple days and gradually growing in size and migrating down the leg from just below the knee to a few inches above the ankles.

    Reply

    Don Smith on May, 12, 2014:

    You need to go have Ultrasound. I had your same symptoms and turns out to be blood clots in the left leg. Started as pain in left leg in a 8-10 inch straight line above knee, inner thigh. Was warm to the touch, and tender to the touch. But only along the vein. Redness did not appear for a couple days. By then my leg was stiff and seemed solid and swollen. The pain then went below my knee. Go get Ultrasound immediately! Blood clots can kill you.

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  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Scalp itches, chest and neck rash, random rash on elbows

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