Xanax Depression Side Effect Reports


The following Xanax Depression side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Depression, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Xanax or it might take time to develop.


Depression, Lethargy

This Depression side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 82-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety. The patient was prescribed Xanax (dosage: 0.5 Mg, Daily), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Xanax the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Depression
  • Lethargy
These side effects may potentially be related to Xanax.
Insomnia, Myalgia, Neuralgia, Nausea, Fatigue, Vertigo, Depression

This Depression Xanax side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Dec 23, 2013. A Female , 58 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Xanax. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Insomnia
  • Myalgia
  • Neuralgia
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Vertigo
  • Depression
. Xanax dosage: 1 Tab 3 X Day Three Times Daily Taken By Mouth. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Valium
Depression, Upper Limb Fracture, Insomnia, Constipation, Stress

This is a Xanax side effect report of a 66-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety,fibromyalgia,sleep disorder, who was treated with Xanax (dosage:1 Mg, 4x/day, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Lortab (Unk)
  • Ambien (Unk, 1x/day)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Depression
  • Upper Limb Fracture
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation
  • Stress
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Xanax treatment in female patients suffering from anxiety,fibromyalgia,sleep disorder, resulting in Depression.
Intentional Overdose, Self Injurious Behaviour, Depression, Dysphoria, Agitation

A 19-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IT with the following symptoms: NA started Xanax treatment (dosage: 1mg (4 Df Of 0.25 Mg) Total) on Jun 11, 2013. Soon after starting Xanax treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Self Injurious Behaviour
  • Depression
  • Dysphoria
  • Agitation
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Entact (20 Mg, 1x/day (1df))
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Xanax side effects, such as Depression.
Depression, Hypoaesthesia, Dysstasia, Paraesthesia, Sensation Of Pressure, Swelling, Glycosylated Haemoglobin Increased, Hepatic Enzyme Increased

A patient from US was prescribed and started Xanax Xr on May 13, 2013. Patient felt the following Xanax side effects: depression, hypoaesthesia, dysstasia, paraesthesia, sensation of pressure, swelling, glycosylated haemoglobin increased, hepatic enzyme increased Additional patient health information: male , 59 years of age, weighting 264.6 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Xanax Xr dosage: 2 Mg, Daily. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Colitis Ulcerative, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Depression, Intestinal Obstruction, Hepatic Enzyme Increased, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Lip Dry

This report suggests a potential Xanax Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 57-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Xanax (dosage: NA) starting 200903. Soon after starting Xanax the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Colitis Ulcerative
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Depression
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Hepatic Enzyme Increased
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased
  • Lip Dry
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Accutane
  • Accutane
  • Accutane
  • Isotretinoin
  • Isotretinoin
Although Xanax demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Bipolar Disorder, Mania, Depression, Anxiety, Intestinal Obstruction, Substance Abuse, Alcohol Use

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Apr 03, 2013 by a male taking Xanax (dosage: 75mg/ 3 Days) was diagnosed with and. Location: RO , 45 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Xanax side effects: bipolar disorder, mania, depression, anxiety, intestinal obstruction, substance abuse, alcohol use. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Intentional Overdose, Fall, Depression, Memory Impairment, Speech Disorder, Vertigo, Hyperacusis

This Depression problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from TR. A 43-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On 1997 a consumer started treatment with Xanax (dosage: 1-2 Mg Daily). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Xanax, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Fall
  • Depression
  • Memory Impairment
  • Speech Disorder
  • Vertigo
  • Hyperacusis
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Depression, Confusional State, Abnormal Behaviour, Hallucinations, Mixed, Suicide Attempt, Rib Fracture, Leukocytosis, Encephalopathy, Somnolence

This is a Xanax side effect report of a 84-year-old patient (weight: NA) from FR. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Xanax (dosage: 0.125 Mg, 3x/day) starting Oct 08, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Valdoxan (25 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Moclamine (150 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Deroxat (20 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Mopral (1 Df, 1x/day)
  • Voltarene (50 Mg, Two Tablets A Day)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Depression
  • Confusional State
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Hallucinations, Mixed
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Rib Fracture
  • Leukocytosis
  • Encephalopathy
  • Somnolence
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Xanax could cause Depression and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Malaise, Mental Disorder, Depression, Anxiety

This Depression side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Jun 19, 2012. A female patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 176.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Xanax Xr. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Xanax side effects: malaise, mental disorder, depression, anxiety. Xanax Xr dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Lexapro (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Xanax Xr.
Crying, Fatigue, Depression, Nausea

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from . A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety. The patient was prescribed Xanax (dosage: NA), which was started on Feb 09, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aldactone
  • Ribavirin
  • Pegasys
  • Coreg
  • Lasix
  • Incivek
  • Losartan Kcl
  • Humalog
When starting to take Xanax the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Crying
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Nausea
These side effects may potentially be related to Xanax.
Suicidal Ideation, Fear, Insomnia, Anxiety, Nervousness, Depression, Emotional Disorder

This Depression Xanax side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jun 11, 2012. A Female , weighting 103.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Xanax. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Fear
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disorder
. Xanax dosage: 2 Mg, 3x/day. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Prozac (Unk)
Panic Reaction, Hypertension, Abasia, Depression, Physical Assault, Crying, Anxiety, Pruritus, Myocardial Infarction

This is a Xanax side effect report of a 82-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety,hypertension, who was treated with Xanax (dosage:NA, start time: Jan 01, 2012), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Panic Reaction
  • Hypertension
  • Abasia
  • Depression
  • Physical Assault
  • Crying
  • Anxiety
  • Pruritus
  • Myocardial Infarction
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Xanax treatment in female patients suffering from anxiety,hypertension, resulting in Depression.
Groin Abscess, Sinus Tachycardia, Life Support, Rash, Back Pain, Depression, Dizziness, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nervousness started Xanax treatment (dosage: 0.5 Mg, 1x/day) on Jan 01, 2005. Soon after starting Xanax treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Groin Abscess
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Life Support
  • Rash
  • Back Pain
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Reglan (Unk)
  • Clindamycin Hydrochloride (150 Mg, 4x/day (take 1 Tablet))
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Xanax side effects, such as Depression.
Abnormal Behaviour, Product Formulation Issue, Mood Swings, Decreased Interest, Depression, Fatigue, Therapeutic Response Decreased

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Xanax on May 23, 2012. After Xanax was administered, patient encountered several Xanax side effects: abnormal behaviour, product formulation issue, mood swings, decreased interest, depression, fatigue, therapeutic response decreased Additional patient health information: Female , 37 years of age, weighting 165.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Xanax dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ambien
  • Fluoxetine ((60 Mg, Three Capsules Daily Oral))
  • Fluoxetine ((60 Mg, Three Capsules Daily Oral))
Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Nightmare, Depression, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Off Label Use

This report suggests a potential Xanax Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): anxiety,post-traumatic stress disorder,nightmare,sleep disorder and used Xanax (dosage: Unk) starting May 01, 2012. Soon after starting Xanax the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Nightmare
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Off Label Use
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Neurontin
  • Prozac
  • Melatonin (Unk)
  • Neurontin
  • Lexapro
  • Vitamin D (1000 Iu, Daily)
  • Oxygen (Unk)
  • Zoloft
Although Xanax demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Chest Pain, Fear, Mental Disorder, Depression, Anhedonia, Dyspnoea, Pulmonary Embolism, Anxiety

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on May 24, 2012 by a Female taking Xanax (dosage: 0.25 Mg, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 32 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Xanax side effects: chest pain, fear, mental disorder, depression, anhedonia, dyspnoea, pulmonary embolism, anxiety. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Drospirenone And Ethinyl Estradiol (Unk)
  • Multivitamin With Minerals
  • Lortab (5/500 Mg Every 4 Hrs Prn)
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Aciphex (20 Mg, Qd)
The patient was hospitalized.
Malaise, Mental Disorder, Anxiety, Depression

This Depression problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): panic attack.On Jan 01, 2004 a consumer started treatment with Xanax Xr (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Lexapro (Unk)
  • Lexapro (20 Mg, Unk)
When commencing Xanax Xr, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Malaise
  • Mental Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Malaise, Depression, Mental Disorder

This is a Xanax Xr side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety,depression,panic attack and was treated with Xanax Xr (dosage: 1 Mg, 3x/day) starting Jan 01, 2004. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Malaise
  • Depression
  • Mental Disorder
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Xanax Xr could cause Depression and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Abnormal Dreams, Depression, Back Pain, Insomnia, Nightmare

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on May 14, 2012. A patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 293.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Xanax. Patient felt the following Xanax side effects: abnormal dreams, depression, back pain, insomnia, nightmare. Xanax dosage: 0.5 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Norco (Hydrocodone Bitartrate 10mg/paracetamol 325mg)
  • Chantix (1 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Chantix (1 Mg, 1x/day)
These side effects may potentially be related to Xanax.
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Xanax Depression Causes and Reviews


Depression is a serious medical illness. It's more than just a feeling of being sad or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 19 million teens and adults in the United States who have Depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include

  • Feeling sad or "empty"
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
  • Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling very tired
  • Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guilty
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, but it often begins in teens and young adults. It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum Depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.

There are effective treatments for Depression, including antidepressants, talk therapy, or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


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