Could Chantix cause Constipation - from FDA reports


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 74,346 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA. Among them, 2,360 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 75,508 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,346 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 26, 2016

74,346 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix.
Among them, 2,360 people (3.17%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Chantix cause Constipation?

Time on Chantix when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 56.77 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.7 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.73 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.02 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Chantix *:

  • female: 73.63 %
  • male: 26.37 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Chantix *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.21 %
  • 20-29: 3.68 %
  • 30-39: 9.24 %
  • 40-49: 22.01 %
  • 50-59: 34.58 %
  • 60+: 30.28 %

Severity of Constipation **:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lisinopril (133 people, 5.64%)
  • Xanax (124 people, 5.25%)
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (117 people, 4.96%)
  • Lipitor (108 people, 4.58%)
  • Nexium (105 people, 4.45%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Chantix, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Pressure (137 people, 5.81%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (124 people, 5.25%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (970 people, 41.10%)
  • Abnormal Dreams (549 people, 23.26%)
  • Flatulence (526 people, 22.29%)
  • Insomnia (457 people, 19.36%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (342 people, 14.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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