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Review: could Chantix cause Bronchitis?

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

We study 63,155 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 406 have Bronchitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Bronchitis and more.

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Chantix

Chantix (latest outcomes from 64,385 users) has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking.

Bronchitis

Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes) (latest reports from 220,573 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, asthma.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 63,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 406 people (0.64%) have Bronchitis. They amount to 0.18% of all the 219,620 people who have Bronchitis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bronchitis in Chantix reports

Time on Chantix when people have Bronchitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bronchitis60.29%34.56%2.94%2.21%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Bronchitis when taking Chantix * :

FemaleMale
Bronchitis70.88%29.12%

Age of people who have Bronchitis when taking Chantix * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bronchitis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.28%2.77%25.76%32.13%39.06%

Severity of Bronchitis when taking Chantix ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bronchitis0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Bronchitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (293 people, 72.17%)
  2. Pain (93 people, 22.91%)
  3. Hypertension (46 people, 11.33%)
  4. Anxiety (45 people, 11.08%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (42 people, 10.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Albuterol (117 people, 28.82%)
  2. Spiriva (90 people, 22.17%)
  3. Nexium (75 people, 18.47%)
  4. Prilosec (70 people, 17.24%)
  5. Zometa (70 people, 17.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Vivid dreams, occasional dizziness, occasional nausea, cough - like bronchitis (not sure if the cough is related to the medication that's what I'm trying to find out.

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