Review: could Xanax cause Suicidal Thoughts?


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 63,565 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,772 have Suicidal thoughts. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicidal thoughts and more.

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Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Xanax 67,594 users)

Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal thoughts has been reported by people with rashes, feeling abnormal, weight increased, intentional overdose, head injury (latest reports from 47,556 Suicidal thoughts patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

63,565 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 1,772 people (2.79%) have Suicidal Thoughts

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Suicidal thoughts?

Time on Xanax when people have Suicidal Thoughts *:

  • < 1 month: 30.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.83 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.67 %
  • 10+ years: 12.5 %

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

  • female: 61.53 %
  • male: 38.47 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.07 %
  • 10-19: 2.51 %
  • 20-29: 10.26 %
  • 30-39: 19.63 %
  • 40-49: 30.04 %
  • 50-59: 24.58 %
  • 60+: 12.84 %

Severity if Suicidal Thoughts when taking Xanax **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 22.22 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

How people recovered from Suicidal Thoughts **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (471 people)
  • Anxiety (419 people)
  • Pain (226 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (165 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (138 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (282 people)
  • Ambien (266 people)
  • Paxil (261 people)
  • Zoloft (255 people)
  • Neurontin (211 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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