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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 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, 2,241 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 64,427 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 quit smoking, depression, birth control, pain, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Mental disorder 20,940 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 63,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 2,241 people (3.55%) have Mental Disorder.

Trend of Mental disorder in Chantix reports

Time on Chantix when people have Mental disorder * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Mental disorder29.72%52.75%8.43%7.10%2.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Mental disorder60.06%39.94%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Mental disorder0.00%0.00%0.38%10.58%19.44%31.10%30.84%7.66%

Severity of Mental disorder when taking Chantix ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Mental disorder ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (1,652 people, 73.72%)
  2. Depression (257 people, 11.47%)
  3. Anxiety (227 people, 10.13%)
  4. Hypertension (180 people, 8.03%)
  5. Pain (173 people, 7.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Albuterol (100 people, 4.46%)
  2. Klonopin (82 people, 3.66%)
  3. Oxycodone (75 people, 3.35%)
  4. Xanax (72 people, 3.21%)
  5. Hydrocodone (71 people, 3.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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