Review: could Chantix cause Aneurysm?
Summary: Aneurysm is found among people who take Chantix, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Hydrochlorothiazide, and have Quit smoking.
We study 63,200 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 17 have Aneurysm. Find out below who they are, when they have Aneurysm and more.
You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Chantix and have Aneurysm >>>
Chantix has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking. (latest outcomes from 64,431 Chantix users)
Aneurysm (enlargement of an artery caused by a weakening of the artery wall) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 2,341 Aneurysm patients)
On Jan, 3, 2015: 63,195 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 17 people (0.03%) have Aneurysm.
Time on Chantix when people have Aneurysm * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Aneurysm when taking Chantix * :
Age of people who have Aneurysm when taking Chantix * :
Severity of Aneurysm when taking Chantix ** :
How people recovered from Aneurysm ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Smoking cessation therapy (14 people, 82.35%)
- Hypertension (3 people, 17.65%)
- Pain (3 people, 17.65%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 11.76%)
- Anxiety (1 people, 5.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Hydrochlorothiazide (4 people, 23.53%)
- Lexapro (4 people, 23.53%)
- Simvastatin (4 people, 23.53%)
- Zestoretic (3 people, 17.65%)
- Dexamethasone (3 people, 17.65%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Do you have Aneurysm while taking Chantix?
You are not alone! Join a mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Chantix and have Aneurysm
- support group for people who take Chantix
- support group for people who have Aneurysm
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):
- Can methadone cause my aynurism to burst?
A doctor is lowering my dose of Methadone I take for severe back pain due to my aneurysm because he said the Methadone could cause a stroke w/my aneurysm. Has anyone else heard of this? Thank you!!!
- Did chantix cause hearing loss for you? (1 answer)
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 effects and I did not see this prior to taking Chantix, nor did my doctor mention it. I also had thyroid tests showing borderline problems (I've never had any issues with my thyroid before). I've also gained weight.
- Has anyone developed episcleritis or extreme blood shot eye
I have been taking chantiix for 15 weeks and one of my eyes are extremely blood shot eye doctor says its episcleritis being going on for 12weeks and terrible headaches
- Restless legs syndrome with chantix
just began chantix and have jerking in my legs at night when i lay down to sleep
- How long did the side effects from chantix last?
I took Chantix for 6 days. Around day 4 I started slurring and became a little disoriented.I didnt think anything of it at first but when it got worse I decided to call my doctor. I have been off if it for about a full week now. Im happy to say the slurring stopped but I feel a slight numbness in my right arm. I cant use my hand fully when it comes to typing, texting, writing, and even things like putting makeup on have become difficult. I feel like my hand wont do or go where I want it to. How long is this going to last?
More questions for: Chantix, Aneurysm
You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):
- 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!!
I stopped taking the chantix and the headaches gradually came back but it took me awhile to make this correlation. Once I did, I started taking the chantix again. it started working immediately... taking the migraines and neck pain away again! Now, I can take 1/2 of a pill every other day and that seems to keep the migraines away! There are side effects and I don't know if it would work for everyone but it sure worked for me!
- Really works to quit smoking
Works great for quitting smoking! The first few weeks you dream in technicolor just like an anti depressant but then that goes away. The only side effect I had was constipation but it was a small price to pay for quitting after 37 years a smoker! I tried hypnotism, patches, etc. but this really worked. I've been smoke free for 9 months now.
More reviews for: Chantix, Aneurysm
Comments from related studies:
From this study (2 weeks ago):
GI symptoms began as constipation when first starting Chantix, then flatulence became progressively more prononuced and diarrhea began approximately 3 weeks after starting Chantix which progressed to totally liquid, frequent stools with abdominal cramping. Medical testing for pathogens associated with diarrhea was negative one week ago. I stopped Chantix appromixately 2 weeks ago, and symptoms are less urgent and distressing, but flatulance continues and stools remain liquid.
From this study (2 months ago):
I was on Chantix for the "allotted" time through the Air Force. It was not long enough so I stopped taking it (sweating stopped) After about 3 months, I was able to get Chantix through the mail from the military and as soon as I reached a stable blood level (I'm assuming it was because of the level of medication in my system) I started sweating again. I wake up at night drenched in sweat. I can be sitting on the couch during the day and simply think about being hot and I start boiling in my own skin. My skin gets hot to the touch. Is this normal? Thanks for any info you may give.
From this study (2 months ago):
I was administered an immunization D tap shot, along with prescription for chantix on the same visit. Starting chantix the next day. This was a Wednesday by Monday I became very ill with a severe dry hacking cough. Pressure in my eyes, felt tired, tried antibiotics and no relief. Day 10 of chantix, the cough is still strong, severe, my stomach muscles hurt terribly from the intense coughing. I'm grouchy and highly irritable.
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.