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Xanax

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7.9
6.8  Effectiveness
5.3  Side Effects
7.3  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 8 Xanax side effects and 6 Xanax benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is alprazolam and brand name is Xanax.

Xanax is manufactured by Pharmacia & Upjohn Company.

The active ingredient of this medication is alprazolam.

Mainly used in treating anxiety and panic disorder.
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Effectiveness of Xanax by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Xanax, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 1% 9.1% 69.7% 12.1% 8.1%
Balance/Equilibrium 2% 17% 69% 4% 8%
Blood Pressure 0% 4.1% 81.6% 9.2% 5.1%
Breathing 1% 6.1% 81.6% 7.1% 4.1%
Confidence 2% 6.9% 55.4% 18.8% 16.8%
Coordination/Motor Skills 3% 23.2% 57.6% 9.1% 7.1%
Digestion 1% 2% 86.9% 4% 6.1%
Emotional Well-being 2% 13.9% 24.8% 30.7% 28.7%
Energy 5.9% 24.8% 43.6% 17.8% 7.9%
Eyesight 2% 5.1% 87.8% 1% 4.1%
Memory 10.7% 12.6% 64.1% 9.7% 2.9%
Mental Clarity 4.9% 19.6% 40.2% 23.5% 11.8%
Pain 1% 1% 74.5% 12.2% 11.2%
Patience 2% 14.7% 30.4% 38.2% 14.7%
Sexual Health 2% 14.1% 67.7% 9.1% 7.1%
Skin Complexion 2% 0% 89.8% 4.1% 4.1%
Sleep 2.9% 12.7% 20.6% 30.4% 33.3%
Stress Level 3.9% 10.8% 21.6% 38.2% 25.5%
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Commonly Reported Xanax Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 76.9% 15.4% 0% 7.7% 0%
Addiction 53.8% 23.1% 15.4% 7.7% 0%
Allergic Reaction 99% 0% 0% 0% 1%
Anxiety 84.7% 4.7% 4.7% 2.4% 3.5%
Blurred Vision 78.9% 10.5% 0% 5.3% 5.3%
Breathing Difficulties 80% 10% 5% 0% 5%
Change in Sex Drive 84.7% 4.7% 4.7% 4.7% 1.2%
Change in Weight 78.5% 5.1% 7.6% 5.1% 3.8%
Chest Pain 84.6% 7.7% 7.7% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 84.2% 5.3% 0% 5.3% 5.3%
Confusion 70% 15% 5% 5% 5%
Constipation 94.2% 5.8% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 63.2% 26.3% 0% 0% 10.5%
Diarrhea 88.7% 6.2% 4.1% 0% 1%
Dizziness 76.8% 14.1% 5.1% 2% 2%
Drowsiness 52.6% 13.7% 13.7% 15.8% 4.2%
Dry Mouth 74.4% 16.3% 5.8% 3.5% 0%
Fatigue 63.6% 15.2% 9.1% 6.1% 6.1%
Fever 84.2% 0% 15.8% 0% 0%
Gas 63.2% 21.1% 5.3% 0% 10.5%
Headache 84.5% 5.2% 6.2% 2.1% 2.1%
Insomnia 90.7% 1% 3.1% 1% 4.1%
Irregular Heartbeat 84.2% 5.3% 5.3% 0% 5.3%
Irritability / Impatience 85.9% 3.5% 7.1% 1.2% 2.4%
Mood Swings 73.7% 0% 5.3% 10.5% 10.5%
Muscle Cramping 73.7% 15.8% 5.3% 0% 5.3%
Nausea 88% 5.4% 2.2% 2.2% 2.2%
Sensitivity to Light 84.2% 5.3% 5.3% 0% 5.3%
Stomach Ache 68.4% 15.8% 10.5% 0% 5.3%
Sweating 83.7% 9.8% 3.3% 1.1% 2.2%
Tremors 90% 4.3% 1.4% 1.4% 2.9%
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Less Commonly Reported Xanax Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Addiction 0% 50% 0% 0% 50%
Aggressive / Impulsive Behavior 83.5% 8.2% 4.1% 1% 3.1%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 75.6% 14% 4.7% 3.5% 2.3%
Anxiety 70% 10% 20% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 82.4% 16.2% 0% 0% 1.5%
Change in Sex Drive 61.5% 23.1% 7.7% 7.7% 0%
Change in Weight 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 77.1% 20% 0% 1.4% 1.4%
Coordination / Balance Problems 77.5% 16.2% 2.5% 1.2% 2.5%
Depression 85.3% 8.8% 1.5% 4.4% 0%
Disorientation 84.5% 8.3% 1.2% 3.6% 2.4%
Double Vision 91.2% 5.9% 1.5% 0% 1.5%
Energy Loss 74.1% 15.3% 4.7% 0% 5.9%
Erectile Dysfunction 84.6% 7.7% 7.7% 0% 0%
Fainting 94% 3.6% 1.2% 0% 1.2%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 88.1% 3.6% 4.8% 1.2% 2.4%
Hallucinations 95.6% 0% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 75.8% 15.2% 2% 2% 5.1%
Indigestion 89.3% 3.6% 4.8% 0% 2.4%
Movement Problems 46.2% 46.2% 7.7% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 88% 8% 2% 0% 2%
Slow Breathing 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Reflexes 74.5% 16.3% 5.1% 1% 3.1%
Slurred Speech 77.6% 13.3% 4.1% 1% 4.1%
Suicidal Tendencies 92.3% 0% 0% 7.7% 0%
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Episodes since taking Xanax
Since taking Xanax Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 0.8%
Blindness 1.6%
Fall 7.1%
Hallucination 1.6%
Hospitalization 4%
Seizure 1.6%
Stroke 0.8%
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User Comments about Xanax
02 Jan 2017 Xanax has been a life saver for me. I have had anxiety pretty much all of my 75 years and for years no solution. It has not gotten addictive. I take for stress and anxiety and it helps otherwise, I don't use it. It is a good drug for this old soldier and I sure don't plan to quit. My doctor knows it's quality and we all need help sometimes.
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08 Jan 2016 I definitely benefit from this dry just concerned about withdraw
   —Posted by Inkathedog
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14 Jan 2012 This medication helped relieve me of my stress and the harder parts of the day, but it made me very lethergic and feel like I had no energy whatsoever.
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07 Dec 2011 None
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27 Sep 2011 The next morning I am left with a "hang-over" type feeling. I like that I feel more relaxed but that's about it
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