Documented Side Effects of Xanax:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.
Irregular heart beats
Problems with coordination/balance
Problems with speech
Severe skin rash
Shortness of breath
Thinking about harming/killing yourself or trying to do so
Unusual changes in behavior or mood
Yellowing of the skin/eyes
Adverse Reaction Reports Filed with the US FDA: There have been 6,368 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Xanax.
The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.
- 979 cases of completed suicides
- 878 cases of cardiac arrest
- 859 cases of respiratory arrest
- 599 cases of the drug being ineffective
- 484 cases of poisoning
- 471 cases of drug abuse
- 429 cases of anxiety
- 359 cases of death
- 309 cases of insomnia
- 271 cases of somnolence (sleepiness)