Review: could Xanax cause Vitamin b12 deficiency?
Summary: Vitamin b12 deficiency could be caused by Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Aspirin, and have Anxiety.
We study 54,772 people who have side effects while taking Xanax from FDA and social media. Among them, 64 have Vitamin b12 deficiency. Find out below who they are, when they have Vitamin b12 deficiency and more.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 54,772 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax. Among them, 64 people (0.12%) have Vitamin B12 Deficiency. They amount to 0.47% of all the 13,679 people who have Vitamin B12 Deficiency on eHealthMe.
Time on Xanax when people have Vitamin b12 deficiency * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Vitamin b12 deficiency||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Vitamin b12 deficiency when taking Xanax * :
|Vitamin b12 deficiency||69.23%||30.77% |
Age of people who have Vitamin b12 deficiency when taking Xanax * :
|Vitamin b12 deficiency||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.56%||37.70%||8.20%||47.54% |
Severity of Vitamin b12 deficiency when taking Xanax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Vitamin b12 deficiency||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Vitamin b12 deficiency ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Anxiety (19 people, 29.69%)
- Metastases to bone (15 people, 23.44%)
- Depression (14 people, 21.88%)
- Sleep disorder (13 people, 20.31%)
- Neoplasm malignant (12 people, 18.75%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (38 people, 59.38%)
- Zometa (31 people, 48.44%)
- Paxil (29 people, 45.31%)
- Ambien (21 people, 32.81%)
- Folic acid (19 people, 29.69%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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