Review: could Chantix cause Mental Disorder?


Summary

Mental disorder is found among people who take Chantix, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Klonopin, and have Smoking cessation therapy . We study 73,704 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,359 have Mental disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Mental disorder 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 74,863 users)

Mental Disorder

Mental disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, type 2 diabetes, drug ineffective, drowsiness, insomnia (latest reports from 26,190 Mental disorder patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

73,704 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix.
Among them, 2,359 people (3.2%) have Mental Disorder


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Chantix cause Mental disorder?

Time on Chantix when people have Mental Disorder *:

  • < 1 month: 28.39 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 52.98 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.95 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Mental Disorder when taking Chantix *:

  • female: 59.52 %
  • male: 40.48 %

Age of people who have Mental Disorder when taking Chantix *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.44 %
  • 20-29: 10.97 %
  • 30-39: 19.24 %
  • 40-49: 31.52 %
  • 50-59: 28.69 %
  • 60+: 9.15 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (1,456 people, 61.72%)
  • Depression (215 people, 9.11%)
  • Anxiety (188 people, 7.97%)
  • Hypertension (148 people, 6.27%)
  • Pain (99 people, 4.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Klonopin (70 people, 2.97%)
  • Xanax (67 people, 2.84%)
  • Albuterol (63 people, 2.67%)
  • Simvastatin (62 people, 2.63%)
  • Lipitor (62 people, 2.63%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (1,641 people, 69.56%)
  • Anxiety (1,520 people, 64.43%)
  • Aggression (841 people, 35.65%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (709 people, 30.06%)
  • Suicide Attempt (687 people, 29.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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