Side Effects

Documented Side Effects of Xanax:hopeless
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.

Blurred vision
Confusion
Depression
Difficulty concentrating
Drowsiness
Hallucinations
Headache
Insomnia

Irregular heart beats
Irritability
Memory problems
Nausea
Problems with coordination/balance
Problems with speech
Seizures

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)

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