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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 Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 63,191 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

Chantix has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking. (latest outcomes from Chantix 64,427 users)

Coughing

Coughing has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Coughing 73,813 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 63,184 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 610 people (0.97%) have Coughing.

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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