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Review: could Chantix cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Chantix, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lisinopril, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 63,077 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,180 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 63,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 2,180 people (3.46%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.43% of all the 504,665 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

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
Constipation59.72%33.19%4.68%1.70%0.71%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Chantix * :

FemaleMale
Constipation73.80%26.20%

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%7.76%19.64%39.21%29.45%

Severity of Constipation when taking Chantix ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%62.50%37.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%25.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (1,865 people, 85.55%)
  2. Hypertension (196 people, 8.99%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (161 people, 7.39%)
  4. Depression (158 people, 7.25%)
  5. Pain (124 people, 5.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lisinopril (182 people, 8.35%)
  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, 5.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Linda on Apr, 4, 2012:

    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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