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Review: taking Spiriva and Chantix together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Spiriva and Chantix together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Spiriva and Chantix. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,570 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Spiriva has active ingredients of tiotropium bromide monohydrate. It is often used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (latest outcomes from 50,493 Spiriva users)

Chantix has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking. (latest outcomes from 64,438 Chantix users)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 1,570 people who take Spiriva, Chantix are studied

Spiriva, Chantix outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Spiriva (tiotropium bromide monohydrate)
- Chantix (varenicline tartrate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Spiriva is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Chantix is effective66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
80.00%
(4 of 5 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
n/an/an/an/a

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Spiriva is effective62.50%
(5 of 8 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
Chantix is effective87.50%
(7 of 8 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Spiriva is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
Chantix is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
33.33%
(4 of 12 people)
66.67%
(4 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
NauseaDepressionDepressionDepressionDepressionCardiac Disordern/aNausea
DyspnoeaAnxietyAbnormal DreamsAnxietyAnxietyAbnormal DreamsDyspnoea
VomitingNauseaAnxietyDrug IneffectiveSuicide AttemptRenal FailureAnxiety
Abnormal DreamsSuicidal IdeationAggressionNightmareAggressionVomiting
Feeling AbnormalInsomniaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseInsomniaBipolar DisorderDepression
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoeaDysgeusiaDyspnoeaIntentional OverdosePain
MalaiseAbnormal BehaviourNauseaAbnormal DreamsSuicidal IdeationChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
InsomniaDrug IneffectiveDyspnoeaSuicide AttemptInsomniaInsomnia
DizzinessAggressionWeight IncreasedChronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseFallMalaise
Chest PainWeight IncreasedAbnormal BehaviourMood SwingsMajor DepressionWeight Increased

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaDyspnoea
DyspnoeaAnxiety
VomitingChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
AnxietyPain
DepressionNausea
MalaiseInsomnia
Weight IncreasedDepression
Abnormal DreamsAsthenia
HeadacheBronchitis
InsomniaBack Pain

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/aPharyngeal OedemaAnxietyNauseaNauseaNausea
DysphagiaWeight IncreasedAnxietyDyspnoeaDyspnoea
Swollen TongueSuicidal IdeationVomitingDrug IneffectiveAnxiety
FatigueDepressionVomitingChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
DyspnoeaOedema PeripheralAbnormal DreamsPain
DiarrhoeaDyspnoeaAnxietyVomiting
MalaiseChest PainNervousnessInsomnia
HypoaesthesiaDiarrhoeaDepressionDepression
ParaesthesiaSuicidal IdeationMalaiseBronchitis
ArthralgiaHypertensionStressAbnormal Dreams

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you take Spiriva and Chantix?

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- support group for people who take Spiriva and Chantix
- support group for people who take Chantix
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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Does anyone get numbness in lower legs after sleeping for 4-5 hours? wakes me up and now advil no longer helping with discomfort
    Not sure if any of my COPD medications are causing my lower leg numbness or if I have an undiagnosed medical condition. I have been taking Spiriva and Advair for at least a year. The numbness seems to wake me up after 4-5 hours of sleep. Recently started using the Proventil HFA inhaler but not every day so not sure if this rescue inhaler is causing lower leg numbness. No tingling or cramping occurring in lower legs. Also stomach seems to be slightly throbbing at the same time but only if lying on either side..do not feel this sensation if lying on my back. Advil used to help me get back to sleep but now it does not seem to be helping this numbness subside. Anyone else ever have anything like this? No numbness during daytime
  • What side effects are ther e from taking essential cultures with singular and spiriva?
    My husband has COPD and Alpha1 he has started taking essential cultures probiotics and seems more tired and I was wondering if this could be a side effect of combining these medicines.
  • Can daliresp cause sever lower back pain and light perioud bleeding?
    I started Daliresp tab.and i began having a really bad rash in my private parts .. by the 3rd day i started having awful pain in my lower back with some light blood in my urin, now i have this severe pain and its as if i have a light perioud. i had a comple hysterectomy in 2003,due to overian cancer. i will call my pulmonaligist who put me on this medication on monday the 26th . but i am concern thats why i am asking ...
  • Zit er in spiriva gluten?
    My question is : Does Spiriva contains gluten? I would like to know that
  • Can you loss large amounts of hair daily while taking spirit
    I ALSO TAKE. COLONAPIN .CYMBALTA.TRAZADONE . NORCO .NEXIUM . HAD A VERY SERIOUS ULCER OPERATION 3MONTHS AGO.

More questions for: Chantix, Spiriva

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  • Cfs/fibro, migraine
    A strange thing happened when I started taking the Chantix for my smoking cessation...
    MY MIGRAINES AND TENSION HEADACHES WENT AWAY!!!
    As horrible as they were, and as bad as I have prayed for them to go away, I did not even notice that I didn't have the excruciating headaches anymore!!
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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:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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