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Xanax (Alprazolam) - Intentional Drug Misuse - Suspected Cause - Side Effect Reports

 
 



Index of reports > Cases with Intentional Drug Misuse ()

Below is the selection of side effect reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Xanax (Alprazolam) where reactions include intentional drug misuse. The selected reports were submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year.

Possible Xanax side effects in 57 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-02

Patient: 57 year old male

Reactions: Intentional Drug Misuse, Drug Dependence

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Morphine SUL HYT
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Scoliosis

Oxycontin
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Scoliosis

Xanax
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Scoliosis



Possible Xanax side effects in 48 year old female

Reported by a individual with unspecified qualification from United States on 2012-08-02

Patient: 48 year old female, weighing 63.5 kg (139.7 pounds)

Reactions: Drug Dose Omission, Depersonalisation, Intentional Drug Misuse, Hyperventilation, Thinking Abnormal, Somatoform Disorder, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Abscess Oral, Condition Aggravated, Drug Withdrawal Syndrome, Psychotic Disorder, Panic Attack, Visual Impairment, Mental Disorder, Disturbance in Attention, Vertigo, Bronchitis

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety Disorder

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Mental Disorder

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Prozac

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Dosage: 150 mg every morning and 300 mg at night
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-01-01

Xanax

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Ativan

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Schizophrenia

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Dosage: 150 mg every morning and 300 mg at night
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-01-01

Seroquel XR
    Dosage: 150 mg every morning and 300 mg at night
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-01-01

Other drugs received by patient: Lasix; Narcotics



Possible Xanax side effects in 31 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from France on 2012-07-27

Patient: 31 year old male

Reactions: Rhabdomyolysis, Miosis, Coma, Toxicity To Various Agents, Intentional Drug Misuse

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Xanax
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2012-06-22

Tercian
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2012-06-22

Other drugs received by patient: Methadone Hydrochloride



Possible Xanax side effects in 57 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-27

Patient: 57 year old male

Reactions: Intentional Drug Misuse, Drug Dependence

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Xanax
    Indication: Scoliosis

Oxycontin
    Indication: Scoliosis

Morphine Sulfate
    Indication: Scoliosis



Possible Xanax side effects in 31 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-06-18

Patient: 31 year old male, weighing 79.4 kg (174.7 pounds)

Reactions: Drug Dose Omission, Agitation, Vomiting, Circumstance or Information Capable of Leading To Medication Error, Drug Ineffective, Headache, Drug Withdrawal Syndrome, Intentional Drug Misuse, Convulsion, Abdominal Pain Upper, Malaise, Insomnia, Feeling Abnormal

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Insomnia
    Start date: 2010-12-01
    End date: 2010-12-01

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-01-01

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-01-01

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-12-01
    End date: 2011-01-01

Xanax
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety

Xanax
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-05-01

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-12-01
    End date: 2011-01-01

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-01-01

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-01-01

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder
    Start date: 2010-12-01
    End date: 2010-12-01

Other drugs received by patient: Soma



Possible Xanax side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-05-31

Patient: female, weighing 46.8 kg (102.9 pounds)

Reactions: Wrong Technique in Drug Usage Process, Drug Ineffective, Fear, Intentional Drug Misuse, Suicidal Ideation, Anxiety, Road Traffic Accident, Panic Attack, Insomnia, Shock, Nervousness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Prozac
    Indication: Depression

Valium
    Indication: Depression

Xanax
    Indication: Anxiety

Xanax
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Panic Attack

Vistaril
    Indication: Panic Attack

Other drugs received by patient: Soma



Possible Xanax side effects in 61 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-05-30

Patient: 61 year old female, weighing 61.2 kg (134.6 pounds)

Reactions: Initial Insomnia, Nightmare, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Drug Ineffective, Intentional Drug Misuse, Somnolence, Paraesthesia, Mania, Malaise, Panic Attack, Palpitations, Sleep Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Limb Injury, Insomnia, Feeling Abnormal

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder
    End date: 2011-02-01

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Mania
    End date: 2011-02-01

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel
    Dosage: incereased to 600 mg
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Sleep Disorder
    End date: 2011-02-01

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-05-01

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-05-01

Seroquel
    Dosage: incereased to 600 mg
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel
    Dosage: incereased to 600 mg
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel
    Dosage: incereased to 600 mg
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-05-01

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-05-01

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Affective Disorder
    End date: 2011-02-01

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Bipolar I Disorder
    End date: 2011-02-01

Seroquel
    Dosage: incereased to 600 mg
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-05-01

Xanax

Other drugs received by patient: Synthroid; Pain Medication; Novastatin



Possible Xanax side effects in 48 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-05-11

Patient: 48 year old female, weighing 63.5 kg (139.7 pounds)

Reactions: Depersonalisation, Intentional Drug Misuse, Hyperventilation, Thinking Abnormal, Depression, Somatoform Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Condition Aggravated, Drug Withdrawal Syndrome, Psychotic Disorder, Panic Attack, Visual Impairment, Vertigo, Disturbance in Attention, Mental Disorder, Bronchitis

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Prozac

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety Disorder

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Mental Disorder

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Schizophrenia

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Dosage: 150 mg every morning and 300 mg at night
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-01-01

Seroquel XR
    Dosage: 150 mg every morning and 300 mg at night
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-01-01

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Ativan

Xanax

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Dosage: 150 mg every morning and 300 mg at night
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-01-01

Other drugs received by patient: Lasix; Narcotics



Possible Xanax side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-05-07

Patient: female

Reactions: Thinking Abnormal, Clavicle Fracture, Insomnia, Suicide Attempt, Intentional Drug Misuse, Lower Limb Fracture

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Sleep Disorder

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder

Xanax



Possible Xanax side effects in 37 year old female

Reported by a individual with unspecified qualification from United States on 2012-04-16

Patient: 37 year old female, weighing 81.6 kg (179.5 pounds)

Reactions: Weight Decreased, Abdominal Pain, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Dizziness Postural, Off Label Use, Social Avoidant Behaviour, Dyspepsia, Adverse Event, Nervousness, Aphagia, Eating Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Activities of Daily Living Impaired, Ulcer Haemorrhage, Hypersensitivity, Haemorrhage, Drug Ineffective, Pain, Rectal Haemorrhage, Blood Magnesium Decreased, Intentional Drug Misuse, Constipation, Somnolence, Tobacco User, Weight Increased, Depression, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Decreased Appetite, Lethargy, Blood Pressure Increased, Vomiting, Cataract, Nausea, Haemorrhoids, Hypertensive Crisis, Burning Sensation, Panic Attack, Blood Potassium Decreased, Anal Sphincter Atony, Feeling Abnormal, Drug Dependence

Adverse event resulted in: disablity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Nexium
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
    Start date: 2000-01-01

Xanax
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Xanax
    Administration route: Oral

Xanax
    Administration route: Oral

Nexium
    Dosage: two times a day
    Administration route: Oral

Accuretic
    Dosage: 20 mg/12.5 mg two times a day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hypertension

Nexium
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hyperchlorhydria
    Start date: 2000-01-01

Nardil
    Dosage: 15 mg 8 tablets per day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Social Phobia

Nexium
    Dosage: two times a day
    Administration route: Oral

Preparation-H

Xanax
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Nardil
    Dosage: 15 mg 8 tablets per day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression

Seroquel
    Administration route: Oral

Other drugs received by patient: Citrucel; Allegra; Multiple Laxatives; Fish OIL OTC; Magnesium; Esgic-Plus; Ventolin DS; Aspirin; Vitamin D



Possible Xanax side effects in 58 year old female

Reported by a individual with unspecified qualification from United States on 2012-04-11

Patient: 58 year old female, weighing 63.5 kg (139.7 pounds)

Reactions: Anxiety Disorder, Depersonalisation, Condition Aggravated, Intentional Drug Misuse, Drug Withdrawal Syndrome, Hyperventilation, Panic Attack, Thinking Abnormal, Visual Impairment, Mental Disorder, Vertigo, Disturbance in Attention, Bronchitis, Depression

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Ativan

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety Disorder

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Dosage: 150 mg every morning and 300 mg at night
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-01-01

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Dosage: 150 mg every morning and 300 mg at night
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-01-01

Xanax

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Mental Disorder

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Prozac

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Schizophrenia

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Dosage: 150 mg every morning and 300 mg at night
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-01-01

Other drugs received by patient: Lasix; Narcotics



Possible Xanax side effects in 58 year old female

Reported by a individual with unspecified qualification from United States on 2012-04-05

Patient: 58 year old female, weighing 63.5 kg (139.7 pounds)

Reactions: Confusional State, Fear, Intentional Drug Misuse, Personality Disorder, Hyperventilation, Fatigue, Nervousness, Anxiety Disorder, Condition Aggravated, Drug Withdrawal Syndrome, Mental Impairment, Panic Attack, Affect Lability, Mental Disability, Visual Impairment, Vision Blurred, Mental Disorder, Bronchitis

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Schizophrenia

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Xanax

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Anxiety Disorder

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-01-01

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-01-01

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-01-01

Prozac

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Mental Disorder

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-01-01

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-01-01

Seroquel XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2010-01-01

Ativan

Other drugs received by patient: Narcotics; Lasix



Possible Xanax side effects in 34 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from France on 2012-02-28

Patient: 34 year old female

Reactions: Cytolytic Hepatitis, Intentional Drug Misuse

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Xanax
    Dosage: 0.25 mg, 60 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Acetaminophen
    Dosage: single intake of 80 tablets
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-11-25
    End date: 2011-11-25

Other drugs received by patient: Escitalopram



Possible Xanax side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-02-02

Patient: male, weighing 128.0 kg (281.6 pounds)

Reactions: Mental Impairment, Product Quality Issue, Euphoric Mood, Negative Thoughts, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Arthralgia, Suicide Attempt, Drug Withdrawal Syndrome, Intentional Drug Misuse, Drug Dependence

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Oxycontin
    Dosage: 80 mg, 5/day
    Indication: Pain
    End date: 2011-10-01

Xanax
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Xanax side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-02-01

Patient: male

Reactions: Mental Status Changes, Intentional Drug Misuse, Dysarthria, Euphoric Mood, Skin Discolouration, Mood Altered, Anger, Coordination Abnormal, Drug Dependence

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Xanax
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-01-01

Xanax
    Administration route: Oral

Nuvigil
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Narcolepsy

Other drugs received by patient: Motrin



Possible Xanax side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-01-12

Patient: male

Reactions: Mental Impairment, Product Quality Issue, Euphoric Mood, Negative Thoughts, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Arthralgia, Suicide Attempt, Drug Withdrawal Syndrome, Intentional Drug Misuse, Drug Dependence

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Oxycontin
    Dosage: 80 mg, 5/day
    Indication: Pain
    End date: 2011-10-01

Xanax
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Xanax side effects in 39 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from France on 2012-01-06

Patient: 39 year old male

Reactions: Confusional State, Mydriasis, Rhabdomyolysis, Tachycardia, Hyperreflexia, Intentional Drug Misuse, Serotonin Syndrome, Hyperhidrosis, Somnolence, Myalgia, Disturbance in Attention

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Paroxetine HCL
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2011-07-01

Xanax
    Indication: Depression



Possible Xanax side effects in 32 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Canada on 2012-01-06

Patient: 32 year old male

Reactions: Anxiety, Sleep Disorder, Intentional Drug Misuse, Drug Abuse

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Ativan
    Dosage: unk
    Start date: 2009-09-28
    End date: 2009-01-01

Clonazepam
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Anxiety
    Start date: 2009-09-28
    End date: 2009-01-01

Xanax
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Anxiety
    Start date: 2009-09-28

Xanax
    Indication: Insomnia

Clozapine
    Dosage: 750 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Schizophrenia
    Start date: 2009-01-14

Clonazepam
    Indication: Insomnia

Other drugs received by patient: Remeron



Possible Xanax side effects in 34 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from France on 2012-01-04

Patient: 34 year old female

Reactions: Cytolytic Hepatitis, Intentional Drug Misuse

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lamaline
    Dosage: single intake of 80 tablets
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-11-25
    End date: 2011-11-25

Xanax
    Dosage: .25 mg, 60 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Other drugs received by patient: Escitalopram



Possible Xanax side effects in male

Reported by a physician from United States on 2011-12-21

Patient: male

Reactions: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Paranoia, Drug Hypersensitivity, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Pain, Inadequate Analgesia, Pruritus Allergic, Drug Withdrawal Syndrome, Intentional Drug Misuse, Drug Abuse, Anxiety, Anhedonia, Delusional Disorder, Unspecified Type, Sedation, Multiple Drug Overdose Intentional, Depression, Drug Dependence

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Oxycontin
    Dosage: 30 unk, unk
    Indication: Pain Management
    Start date: 2006-08-23
    End date: 2007-02-28

Oxycontin
    Indication: Back Pain

Seroquel
    Dosage: 300 mg, daily
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Klonopin
    Dosage: 2 mg, see text
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Protonix
    Dosage: 40 mg, see text
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Oxycontin
    Dosage: 20 mg, bid
    Indication: Pain
    Start date: 2002-01-01
    End date: 2007-02-27

Xanax
    Dosage: 2 mg, see text
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Paxil
    Dosage: 20 mg, hs
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Oxycodone HCL
    Dosage: 5 mg, q4h prn
    Indication: Breakthrough Pain

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