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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 Prinzide, and have Quit smoking.

We study 63,200 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 64,438 Chantix 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 acne, hepatitis c, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 2,909 Autoimmune disorder patients)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 63,200 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 10 people (0.02%) have Autoimmune Disorder.

Trend of Autoimmune disorder in Chantix reports

Time on Chantix when people have Autoimmune disorder * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Autoimmune disorder60.00%40.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Autoimmune disorder63.64%36.36%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Autoimmune disorder0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

Severity of Autoimmune disorder when taking Chantix ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Autoimmune disorder ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (4 people, 40.00%)
  2. Psoriasis (1 people, 10.00%)
  3. Rash (1 people, 10.00%)
  4. Alcohol use (1 people, 10.00%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (1 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prinzide (1 people, 10.00%)
  2. Analgesics ongoing (1 people, 10.00%)
  3. Miralax (1 people, 10.00%)
  4. Xanax (1 people, 10.00%)
  5. Prevacid (1 people, 10.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Joyce McDaniel (2 years ago):

I took Chantix for apprx 3 mos. Had an episode of high blood pressure 220/180 - never had blood pressure problems and do not have after stopping Chantix. A few months later I was diagnosed with Giant Cell Arteritis or Temperol Arteritis.(enlarged blood cells in the arteries between my scalp and skull. At that time I was a 67 yr. old female. Was wondering if anyone has had that problem after taking Chantix.
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meh (4 years ago):

This is anecdotal and not confirmed by a doctor's diagnosis, but within a month of starting Chantix, the entire character of my digestion changed to a state of violent indigestion. Think the streets of Paris during the French Revolution violence. My relatively mild RLS was exacerbated to the point where my entire body was affected for 2-3 hours every night, I was unable to lay still. I've been off Chantix for nearly 4 months now; the RLS has settled down to its previous level, but I am now unable to consume anything that has gluten in it without severe distress. I hate you, Pfizer.
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