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Review: could Xanax cause Stomach pain?

Summary: Stomach pain could be caused by Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Ambien, and have Anxiety.

We study 54,772 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,689 have Stomach pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Stomach pain and more.

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Xanax

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.

Stomach pain

Stomach pain (latest reports from 614,356 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, high blood pressure, crohn's disease, pain, acupuncture and pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 54,772 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 1,687 people (3.08%) have Stomach Pain. They amount to 0.27% of all the 614,121 people who have Stomach Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Stomach pain in Xanax reports

Time on Xanax when people have Stomach pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Stomach pain55.43%8.70%5.43%3.26%19.57%4.35%3.26%

Gender of people who have Stomach pain when taking Xanax * :

FemaleMale
Stomach pain73.86%26.14%

Age of people who have Stomach pain when taking Xanax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stomach pain0.00%0.00%0.62%8.77%14.44%25.99%22.28%27.90%

Severity of Stomach pain when taking Xanax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Stomach pain0.00%58.82%29.41%11.76%

How people recovered from Stomach pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Stomach pain0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (377 people, 22.35%)
  2. Pain (293 people, 17.37%)
  3. Depression (196 people, 11.62%)
  4. Hypertension (129 people, 7.65%)
  5. Sleep disorder (118 people, 6.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (346 people, 20.51%)
  2. Aspirin (336 people, 19.92%)
  3. Lasix (321 people, 19.03%)
  4. Protonix (319 people, 18.91%)
  5. Zometa (263 people, 15.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • severe pain that moves from my stomach to my mid back. bloating

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • I have been in pain and have suffered for over 7 years with muscle pain with cramping, aching, burning, stinging, pins/needles, weakness, numbness and paralysis, etc. I live with fatigue and utter exhaustion everyday and hate having to take medicine period, but have no choice in the matter. I know that this is something serious..I can feel it. I just have to get the Doctors, to find it...and fix whatever it is that is wrong.
    I am trying to find what is the root cause of it all, then I might be able to find some relief.."Lord Willing". I have always been a driven individual and love life. I am a fighter and a survivor, so I will continue forward..until I find a way to the answer.
    The pain level stays around 5 or 6 everyday and can be overwhelming at times, but I pray and I find relief for a moment..from The Lord. Grateful to be alive. Just want life to be normal again and to be able, to spend my time with my family that I have missed so much of.

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