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Review: could Chantix cause Aneurysm?

Summary: Aneurysm could be caused by Chantix, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lexapro, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 63,077 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.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 63,068 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 17 people (0.03%) have Aneurysm. They amount to 0.13% of all the 13,454 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. Depression (1 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

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

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • I WANT TO KNOW IF I MUST STOP CHANTIX I STOP SMOKING 1 WEEK AGO MY SUGAR IS VERY UNUSUAL HIGH

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Was on chantix for the 12th day, the next day was the quit day didn't smoke woke up out of sleep dizzy been dizzy the next day should I stop taking chantix or start smoking again I'm confused.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Sharp pain within minutes of taking this medication, lasts about 2 or 3 hours then goes away.

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