Review: could Chantix cause Bronchitis?


Summary

Bronchitis is found among people who take Chantix, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Albuterol, and have Smoking cessation therapy . We study 73,704 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 485 have Bronchitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Bronchitis 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)

Bronchitis

Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes) has been reported by people with tendon rupture, fever, rashes, drug ineffective, breathing difficulty (latest reports from 52,077 Bronchitis patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

73,704 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix.
Among them, 485 people (0.66%) have Bronchitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Chantix cause Bronchitis?

Time on Chantix when people have Bronchitis *:

  • < 1 month: 48.31 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.37 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.24 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.24 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.85 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Bronchitis when taking Chantix *:

  • female: 73.09 %
  • male: 26.91 %

Age of people who have Bronchitis when taking Chantix *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.32 %
  • 30-39: 4.44 %
  • 40-49: 19.05 %
  • 50-59: 36.83 %
  • 60+: 39.37 %

Severity if Bronchitis when taking Chantix **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (278 people, 57.32%)
  • Pain (54 people, 11.13%)
  • Hypertension (45 people, 9.28%)
  • Depression (40 people, 8.25%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (36 people, 7.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Albuterol (103 people, 21.24%)
  • Spiriva (89 people, 18.35%)
  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (78 people, 16.08%)
  • Prilosec (65 people, 13.40%)
  • Prednisone (63 people, 12.99%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (170 people, 35.05%)
  • Dyspnoea (159 people, 32.78%)
  • Pain (120 people, 24.74%)
  • Depression (118 people, 24.33%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (114 people, 23.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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