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Review: could Chantix cause Coughing?

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

We study 63,077 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 610 have Coughing. Find out below who they are, when they have Coughing and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 63,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 610 people (0.97%) have Coughing. They amount to 0.13% of all the 482,754 people who have Coughing on eHealthMe.

Trend of Coughing in Chantix reports

Time on Chantix when people have Coughing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Coughing75.14%18.38%4.32%1.08%1.08%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Chantix * :

FemaleMale
Coughing69.30%30.70%

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Chantix * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Coughing0.00%0.00%0.79%0.60%5.75%25.00%43.65%24.21%

Severity of Coughing when taking Chantix ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Coughing0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Coughing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Coughing0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (516 people, 84.59%)
  2. Hypertension (59 people, 9.67%)
  3. Sleep disorder (49 people, 8.03%)
  4. Pain (38 people, 6.23%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (37 people, 6.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Albuterol (108 people, 17.70%)
  2. Spiriva (90 people, 14.75%)
  3. Nexium (83 people, 13.61%)
  4. Zometa (82 people, 13.44%)
  5. Xanax (81 people, 13.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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