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Review: could Chantix cause Autoimmune disorder?
We study 63,179 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 (latest outcomes from 64,412 users) has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking.
Autoimmune disorder (a condition in which the immune system attacks the body's normal substances and tissue) (latest reports from 9,973 patients) has been reported by people with acne, hepatitis c, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis.
On Sep, 22, 2014: 63,174 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 10 people (0.02%) have Autoimmune Disorder.
Time on Chantix when people have Autoimmune disorder * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Autoimmune disorder||60.00%||40.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Autoimmune disorder when taking Chantix * :
|Autoimmune disorder||63.64%||36.36% |
Age of people who have Autoimmune disorder when taking Chantix * :
|Autoimmune disorder||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||66.67%||0.00% |
Severity of Autoimmune disorder when taking Chantix ** :
How people recovered from Autoimmune disorder ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Smoking cessation therapy (4 people, 40.00%)
- Psoriasis (1 people, 10.00%)
- Rash (1 people, 10.00%)
- Alcohol use (1 people, 10.00%)
- Thyroid disorder (1 people, 10.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prinzide (1 people, 10.00%)
- Analgesics ongoing (1 people, 10.00%)
- Miralax (1 people, 10.00%)
- Xanax (1 people, 10.00%)
- 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 (3 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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I am trying to figure out if this "acne" I have all over my face & body is actually acne or something else. It started about a month after I began taking Chantix and I was wondering if that drug could be responsible. At the beginning, I had a sty on the inside lower lid,of my eye, and within 3-4 days it ruptured and drained. I now have a hard knot, under the skin, where this sty was. Right after that is when my face began breaking out and a couple of weeks later the breakouts on my body started. During this body breakout, I also got an abcess in the crack of my bottom. It took care of itself, too, and ruptured and drained on it's own. Of course, I have been cleaning all areas with an antibacterial soap and my Dermatologist prescribed meds for the face acne. Since I have had the body breakout, the Dermatologist believes it could be something besides acne and I have to go and let them look at it. Most of the "bumps" start as tiny hard bumps you can barely see. I also have OCD so, when I feel these bumps, I pick or scratch them off, then they leave holes/craters in my skin. Some of the bumps feel as though they are "soft" on top and these also drive me crazy and I pick at them. These ooze clear liquid and will scab over and get crusty but take a very long time to heal. Along with these issues, I have had headaches, nausea, and weakness. I am trying to find answers and would appreciate any information and suggestions.
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