Review: Spiriva and Chantix
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions when people take Spiriva and Chantix. It is created by eHealthMe based on 1,539 reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Spiriva (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of tiotropium bromide monohydrate. It is often used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Chantix (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking.
On Oct, 19, 2013: 1,539 people who reported to have interactions when taking Spiriva, Chantix are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Spiriva (tiotropium bromide monohydrate)
- Chantix (varenicline tartrate)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Spiriva, Chantix:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|1||Dyspnoea (difficult or labored breathing)||570|
|3||Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||387|
|8||Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)||141|
|9||Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)||133|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Spiriva, Chantix:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|8||Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)||8|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Smoking cessation therapy
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- By Janice: Did chantix cause hearing loss for you?
(for a 55 year old woman who has Hearling Loss, and takes Chantix)
After taking Chantix for about 5 weeks, I experienced a loud ringing in my right ear and suddenly lost about 50% hearing in that ear. The ringing and hearing loss did not go away. It has been two weeks since it started. The Chantix warning mentions hearing loss at the very end of "Other" side eff ...
(Number of patients like Janice: 266)
- By kellidrake: Do you have nausea every day
(for a 46 year old woman who has COPD, and takes Spiriva, Advair Diskus 100/50)
I was diagnosed with COPD 3 years ago. I quit smoking for a short while but picked it back up. I use a c-pap machine at night and every morning I wake up nauseated and it usually last through out the day. I'm wondering if anyone else experiences this.
(Number of patients like kellidrake: 777)
- By Ann: Can you take sprivia every other day if symptoms are mild
(for a 71 year old woman who has Difficulty Breathing At High Altitudes, Anxiety, and takes Spiriva)
My oxygen level is normal at 4,000 feet or less. It is too low at higher altitudes. I want to know if its ok to take Sprivia every other day as that is all I seem to need?
(Number of patients like Ann: 4,366)
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- By loislane56: Polymyalgia rheumatica
(for a 57 year old woman who has Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Insulin-requiring Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, COPD, Hypertension, Obesity, and takes Prednisone, Celebrex, Micardis, Spiriva, Moduretic 5-50, Effexor Xr)
Diagnosed 12 months ago with type 2 diabetes - diet controlled. Diagnosed recently with polymyalgia rheumatica. Prescribed prednisone. This caused my blood sugar levels to skyrocket and. Now require insulin injections. Have developed a rash on arms & face. Have tried tapering prednisone dosage but p ...
(Number of patients like loislane56: 11,394)
- By Doris Waldhelm: Treating copd and kidney disease
(for a 84 year old woman who has COPD, IBS, PAD, Kidney Disease, High Blood Pressure, and takes Advair Diskus 250/50, Spiriva, Benazepril Hydrochloride, Amlodipine, Aspirin, Furosemide, Lovastatin, Miralax)
My biggest problem is trying to keep my blood pressure at 110 to 140 diastolic and controlling constipation.
(Number of patients like Doris Waldhelm: 10,483)
Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Spiriva (tiotropium bromide monohydrate) is often used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chantix (varenicline tartrate) is often used to treat quit smoking. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Spiriva is used in:
- Chantix is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Spiriva alternatives:
- Chantix alternatives:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.
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