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Review: could Chantix cause Constipation?





Summary: Constipation 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 Lisinopril, and have Quit smoking.

We study 63,191 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,181 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation 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 64,427 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Constipation 80,049 patients)

On Dec, 14, 2014: 63,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 2,181 people (3.45%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Chantix reports

Time on Chantix when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation59.63%33.29%4.67%1.70%0.71%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Chantix * :

FemaleMale
Constipation73.82%26.18%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Chantix * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.18%3.76%7.81%19.62%39.19%29.44%

Severity of Constipation when taking Chantix ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (1,865 people, 85.51%)
  2. Hypertension (196 people, 8.99%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (161 people, 7.38%)
  4. Depression (158 people, 7.24%)
  5. Pain (124 people, 5.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lisinopril (182 people, 8.34%)
  2. Acetylsalicylic acid (176 people, 8.07%)
  3. Xanax (138 people, 6.33%)
  4. All other therapeutic products (131 people, 6.01%)
  5. Nexium (117 people, 5.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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