Review: could Chantix cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 27, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 63,068 people who take Chantix. Among them, 2,142 have Constipation. See who they are, when they have Constipation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Chantix (latest outcomes from 64,373 users) has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking, nicotine addiction. Commonly reported side effects of Chantix include nausea, nausea aggravated, depression, depression aggravated, stress and anxiety.
Constipation (latest reports from 494,654 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Feb, 27, 2014: 61,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 2,142 people (3.50%) have Constipation.
Time on Chantix when people have Constipation * :
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Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Chantix * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Chantix * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Chantix ** :
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Smoking cessation therapy (1,844 people, 86.09%)
- Hypertension (195 people, 9.10%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (161 people, 7.52%)
- Depression (156 people, 7.28%)
- Pain (123 people, 5.74%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lisinopril (181 people, 8.45%)
- Acetylsalicylic acid (176 people, 8.22%)
- Xanax (138 people, 6.44%)
- All other therapeutic products (131 people, 6.12%)
- Nexium (116 people, 5.42%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I took one Chantix and within 2 hours I started feeling weird. Later that day my daughter called EMS because I started twitching in my legs and arms. it was crazy just could not control them. well after a visit to the ER i found out i had a reaction to the chantix. I also have Multiple scloris for 16 years. I take xanax, lexapro, baclofen and provigil. Doctors seem to think it was a reaction to the provgil. just thought I would post so no one else goes through this. BE CAREFUL!!
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