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Review: could Chantix cause Aneurysm?

We study 63,174 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.

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Chantix

Chantix (latest outcomes from 64,407 users) has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking.

Aneurysm

Aneurysm (enlargement of an artery caused by a weakening of the artery wall) (latest reports from 13,865 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Aug, 22, 2014: 63,172 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 17 people (0.03%) have Aneurysm. They amount to 0.12% of all the 13,861 people who have Aneurysm on eHealthMe.

Trend of Aneurysm in Chantix reports

Time on Chantix when people have Aneurysm * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Aneurysm75.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Aneurysm when taking Chantix * :

FemaleMale
Aneurysm44.44%55.56%

Age of people who have Aneurysm when taking Chantix * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Aneurysm0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.69%0.00%38.46%53.85%

Severity of Aneurysm when taking Chantix ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Aneurysm ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (14 people, 82.35%)
  2. Hypertension (3 people, 17.65%)
  3. Pain (3 people, 17.65%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 11.76%)
  5. Anxiety (1 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Hydrochlorothiazide (4 people, 23.53%)
  2. Lexapro (4 people, 23.53%)
  3. Simvastatin (4 people, 23.53%)
  4. Zestoretic (3 people, 17.65%)
  5. Dexamethasone (3 people, 17.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Dream symptom began 2 weeks into taking chantix. I stopped taking it after 2 weeks due to such upsetting dreams. This "side effect" (Dhhh) returned suddenly after two years. I was horrified and finally consulted doctor who said 'yes' this return of symptom is possible. 14 months prior to the 'dream' return symptom i began having Anxiety which became more and more distressing. this symptom worsened and finally when the sexual disturbance symptom came on totally abruptly and intensely, I was proscribed the Alprazolam for anxiety. I have seen so many doctors over this time, am becoming depressed and so VERY tired of talking about these symptoms and experiencing these absurd, freaky symptoms. I wish so very much that I had never, never put this chantix in my body. I feel angry and victimized and there seems to be no authentic relief from this life-diminishing complex of physical and emotional suffering. I just want this to go away so I can resume healthy, functional, creative living. Can anybody suggest some actual CURE?!

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I have also had a tooth infection for about 2 and a half years. I started to shed hair about a year ago and would shed only 2-5 strands(noticeably) a day now it's 10-20 hair strands a day and this has started to progress about 2 weeks ago.

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