Alprazolam and Obsessive thoughts - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Obsessive thoughts is found among people who take Alprazolam, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Alprazolam and have Obsessive thoughts. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 117,331 people who have side effects when taking Alprazolam from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Oct, 03, 2022

117,331 people reported to have side effects when taking Alprazolam.
Among them, 31 people (0.03%) have Obsessive thoughts.

What is Alprazolam?

Alprazolam has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. eHealthMe is studying from 119,787 Alprazolam users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Obsessive thoughts?

Obsessive thoughts (intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry) is found to be associated with 797 drugs and 534 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Alprazolam and Obsessive thoughts reports submitted per year:

Could Alprazolam cause Obsessive thoughts?

Time on Alprazolam when people have Obsessive thoughts *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 100 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Obsessive thoughts when taking Alprazolam *:

  • female: 56.67 %
  • male: 43.33 %

Age of people who have Obsessive thoughts when taking Alprazolam *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4 %
  • 30-39: 20 %
  • 40-49: 48 %
  • 50-59: 20 %
  • 60+: 8 %

Common drugs people take besides Alprazolam *:

  1. Lorazepam: 6 people, 19.35%
  2. Lamictal: 6 people, 19.35%
  3. Effexor Xr: 5 people, 16.13%
  4. Viagra: 4 people, 12.90%
  5. Lexapro: 4 people, 12.90%
  6. Zyprexa: 3 people, 9.68%
  7. Doxycycline Hyclate: 3 people, 9.68%
  8. Fluvoxamine Maleate: 3 people, 9.68%
  9. Campral: 3 people, 9.68%
  10. Rhinocort: 3 people, 9.68%

Common side effects people have besides Obsessive thoughts *:

  1. Depression: 11 people, 35.48%
  2. Suicidal Ideation: 11 people, 35.48%
  3. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation): 10 people, 32.26%
  4. Suicide Attempt: 8 people, 25.81%
  5. Headache (pain in head): 7 people, 22.58%
  6. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect): 7 people, 22.58%
  7. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body): 7 people, 22.58%
  8. Dizziness: 7 people, 22.58%
  9. Crying: 6 people, 19.35%
  10. Disturbance In Attention: 6 people, 19.35%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Depression: 5 people, 16.13%
  2. Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia (cancer of the blood and bone marrow): 3 people, 9.68%
  3. Adjustment Disorder With Depressed Mood: 2 people, 6.45%
  4. Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability): 2 people, 6.45%
  5. Major Depression (a mood state that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. it is a serious medical illness that affects one's thoughts, feelings): 2 people, 6.45%
  6. Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures): 2 people, 6.45%
  7. High Blood Pressure: 2 people, 6.45%
  8. Fungal Infection: 1 person, 3.23%
  9. Bipolar I Disorder (mood disorder that is characterized by at least one manic or mixed episode): 1 person, 3.23%
  10. Constipation: 1 person, 3.23%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Alprazolam and have Obsessive thoughts?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on alprazolam (the active ingredients of Alprazolam) and Alprazolam (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

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