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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 63,155 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 (latest outcomes from 64,385 users) has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking.

Coughing

Coughing (latest reports from 483,210 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.

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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On eHealthMe, Chantix (varenicline tartrate) is often used for quit smoking. Find out below the conditions Chantix is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • 1st 3 symptoms due to a tooth extraction on 10/22/12 by an over-zealous dentist. After much effort the tooth finally came out and he exclaimed, "Most dentists would have sent a patient with a tooth like that to an oral surgeon, but I seem to have very good luck in getting them out." Little did I know that he had broken my maxillary bone and a week later I almost died from multiple bacterial infections in my sinus cavity. The bacteria damaged all 3 branches of my Trigeminal nerve and 3 surgeries later I have seen no improvement. Now have double vision in right eye and trigeminal pain 24/7. Gabapentin was a life saver, but only decreases pain and never eliminates it. Severe coughing started soon after starting gabapentin and cough is very wet, as if I have bronchitis. Chest x-Ray 4/7/14 shows normal and my doctor is perplexed. Neurologist has me taking Dextromorphan Hydrobromide, but seems to be ineffective. Help!

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