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Related topic: Chantix, Hypertension

Review: could Chantix cause Hypertension?

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

We study 63,155 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,479 have Hypertension. Find out below who they are, when they have Hypertension 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.

Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) (latest reports from 1,136,377 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 63,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 1,479 people (2.34%) have Hypertension. They amount to 0.13% of all the 1,138,421 people who have Hypertension on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hypertension in Chantix reports

Time on Chantix when people have Hypertension * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hypertension58.03%33.61%4.35%1.67%2.34%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hypertension when taking Chantix * :

FemaleMale
Hypertension67.12%32.88%

Age of people who have Hypertension when taking Chantix * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hypertension0.00%0.00%0.17%1.56%6.14%23.77%37.68%30.68%

Severity of Hypertension when taking Chantix ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hypertension0.00%80.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hypertension ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hypertension0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (1,264 people, 85.46%)
  2. Hypertension (349 people, 23.60%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (149 people, 10.07%)
  4. Pain (124 people, 8.38%)
  5. Anxiety (93 people, 6.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lisinopril (188 people, 12.71%)
  2. Xanax (185 people, 12.51%)
  3. Prilosec (157 people, 10.62%)
  4. Simvastatin (150 people, 10.14%)
  5. Zocor (135 people, 9.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Quit chantix never hd high blood pressure until I quit smoking put on medicine still having problems because my blood pressure is all over the place have really bad heart burn and lot f anxisity how long will this last? Wondering if it would go away if I go back to smoking feel terrible

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