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 Smoking cessation therapy . We study 73,703 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,347 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 74,863 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 130,437 Constipation patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

73,703 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix.
Among them, 2,347 people (3.18%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Chantix cause Constipation?

Time on Chantix when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 56.54 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.23 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.74 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Chantix *:

  • female: 73.58 %
  • male: 26.42 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Chantix *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.21 %
  • 20-29: 3.7 %
  • 30-39: 9.22 %
  • 40-49: 22.14 %
  • 50-59: 34.57 %
  • 60+: 30.17 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Chantix **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Constipation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 20 %
  • not yet: 80 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (1,668 people, 71.07%)
  • Hypertension (132 people, 5.62%)
  • Depression (92 people, 3.92%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (80 people, 3.41%)
  • Anxiety (65 people, 2.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lisinopril (133 people, 5.67%)
  • Xanax (122 people, 5.20%)
  • All Other Therapeutic Products (120 people, 5.11%)
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (117 people, 4.99%)
  • Lipitor (107 people, 4.56%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (965 people, 41.12%)
  • Abnormal Dreams (545 people, 23.22%)
  • Flatulence (524 people, 22.33%)
  • Insomnia (455 people, 19.39%)
  • Anxiety (294 people, 12.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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