Xanax and Suicidal thoughts - from FDA reports


Summary

Suicidal thoughts is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression . We study 78,144 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA. Among them, 2,005 have Suicidal thoughts. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicidal thoughts 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)

Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal thoughts has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 58,631 Suicidal thoughts patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

78,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 2,005 people (2.57%) have Suicidal Thoughts


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Suicidal thoughts?

Time on Xanax when people have Suicidal Thoughts *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.83 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.67 %
  • 10+ years: 10.83 %

Gender of people who have Suicidal Thoughts when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 62.37 %
  • male: 37.63 %

Age of people who have Suicidal Thoughts when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.07 %
  • 10-19: 2.29 %
  • 20-29: 10.68 %
  • 30-39: 19.46 %
  • 40-49: 29.69 %
  • 50-59: 24.12 %
  • 60+: 13.63 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (544 people, 27.13%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (490 people, 24.44%)
  • Pain (251 people, 12.52%)
  • Quit Smoking (174 people, 8.68%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (159 people, 7.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (303 people, 15.11%)
  • Ambien (285 people, 14.21%)
  • Zoloft (266 people, 13.27%)
  • Paxil (265 people, 13.22%)
  • Cymbalta (245 people, 12.22%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (851 people, 42.44%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (662 people, 33.02%)
  • Insomnia (447 people, 22.29%)
  • Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (326 people, 16.26%)
  • Nausea (317 people, 15.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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