Review: could Chantix cause Coughing (Cough)?
Summary: Coughing 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 Albuterol, and have Quit smoking.
We study 63,206 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.
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Chantix has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking. (latest outcomes from 64,438 Chantix users)
Coughing has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 75,478 Coughing patients)
On Feb, 27, 2015: 63,200 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 610 people (0.97%) have Coughing.
Time on Chantix when people have Coughing * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Chantix * :
Age of people who have Coughing when taking Chantix * :
Severity of Coughing when taking Chantix ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Coughing ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Smoking cessation therapy (516 people, 84.59%)
- Hypertension (59 people, 9.67%)
- Sleep disorder (49 people, 8.03%)
- Pain (38 people, 6.23%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (37 people, 6.07%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Albuterol (108 people, 17.70%)
- Spiriva (90 people, 14.75%)
- Nexium (83 people, 13.61%)
- Zometa (82 people, 13.44%)
- Xanax (81 people, 13.28%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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