Xanax and Ear barotrauma - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Ear barotrauma is found among people who take Xanax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Xanax and have Ear barotrauma. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 119,807 people who have side effects when taking Xanax 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 Apr, 08, 2023

119,807 people reported to have side effects when taking Xanax.
Among them, 52 people (0.04%) have Ear barotrauma.

What is Xanax?

Xanax has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. eHealthMe is studying from 128,197 Xanax users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Ear barotrauma?

Ear barotrauma (discomfort and possible damage in the ear due to pressure differences between the inside and outside of the eardrum) is found to be associated with 936 drugs and 586 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Xanax and Ear barotrauma reports submitted per year:

Could Xanax cause Ear barotrauma?

Time on Xanax when people have Ear barotrauma *:

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

Gender of people who have Ear barotrauma when taking Xanax *:

  • female: 90.38 %
  • male: 9.62 %

Age of people who have Ear barotrauma when taking Xanax *:

  • 0-1: 2.17 %
  • 2-9: 2.17 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 6.52 %
  • 30-39: 4.35 %
  • 40-49: 2.17 %
  • 50-59: 8.7 %
  • 60+: 73.91 %

Common drugs people take besides Xanax *:

  1. Allegra: 39 people, 75.00%
  2. Prilosec: 36 people, 69.23%
  3. Levaquin: 36 people, 69.23%
  4. Erythromycin: 36 people, 69.23%
  5. Zithromax: 34 people, 65.38%
  6. Rhinocort: 34 people, 65.38%
  7. Lipitor: 28 people, 53.85%
  8. Prevacid: 26 people, 50.00%
  9. Skelaxin: 25 people, 48.08%
  10. Fosamax: 25 people, 48.08%

Common side effects people have besides Ear barotrauma *:

  1. Breathing Difficulty: 30 people, 57.69%
  2. High Blood Pressure: 27 people, 51.92%
  3. Appetite - Decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat): 27 people, 51.92%
  4. Mitral Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve): 27 people, 51.92%
  5. Pain: 26 people, 50.00%
  6. Diarrhea: 26 people, 50.00%
  7. Heart Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing): 26 people, 50.00%
  8. Musculoskeletal Pain (pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves): 26 people, 50.00%
  9. Injury: 26 people, 50.00%
  10. The Flu (the flu is caused by an influenza virus): 26 people, 50.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 24 people, 46.15%
  2. High Blood Pressure: 14 people, 26.92%
  3. Restless Leg Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs): 12 people, 23.08%
  4. Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes): 12 people, 23.08%
  5. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue): 12 people, 23.08%
  6. Allergic Rhinitis: 12 people, 23.08%
  7. Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus): 11 people, 21.15%
  8. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 3 people, 5.77%
  9. Sleep Disorder: 3 people, 5.77%
  10. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe): 1 person, 1.92%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Xanax and have Ear barotrauma?

Check whether Ear barotrauma is associated with a drug or a condition

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 Xanax) and Xanax (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?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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