Review: could Chantix cause Autoimmune Disorder?


Summary

Autoimmune disorder is found among people who take Chantix, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Fluoxetine Hydrochloride, and have Smoking cessation therapy . We study 73,704 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Autoimmune disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Autoimmune disorder and more.

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Chantix

Chantix has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking. (latest outcomes from Chantix 74,861 users)

Autoimmune Disorder

Autoimmune disorder (a condition in which the immune system attacks the body's normal substances and tissue) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, drug ineffective, joint pain (latest reports from 3,631 Autoimmune disorder patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

73,704 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix.
Among them, 10 people (0.01%) have Autoimmune Disorder


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Chantix cause Autoimmune disorder?

Time on Chantix when people have Autoimmune Disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Autoimmune Disorder when taking Chantix *:

  • female: 70 %
  • male: 30 %

Age of people who have Autoimmune Disorder when taking Chantix *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 40 %
  • 50-59: 60 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Thyroid Disorder (1 person, 10.00%)
  • Rash (1 person, 10.00%)
  • Psoriasis (1 person, 10.00%)
  • Alcohol Use (1 person, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Venlafaxiine Hcl (1 person, 10.00%)
  • Tylenol (1 person, 10.00%)
  • Permethrin 1t6 (1 person, 10.00%)
  • Lisinopril (1 person, 10.00%)
  • Fluoxetine Hydrochloride (1 person, 10.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Increased (4 people, 40.00%)
  • Swelling (4 people, 40.00%)
  • Hypersensitivity (4 people, 40.00%)
  • Depression (3 people, 30.00%)
  • Alopecia (3 people, 30.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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