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Review: could Chantix cause Mental disorder?

Summary: Mental disorder could be caused by Chantix, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Albuterol, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 63,077 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.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 63,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 2,241 people (3.55%) have Mental Disorder. They amount to 2.17% of all the 103,428 people who have Mental Disorder on eHealthMe.

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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  • I have taken metformin on and off for several years but never for long periods of time, recently I took it for 3 months consistently, i HEARD REPORTS THAT SOME PEOPLE WERE HAVING TROUBLE WITH THEIR MEMORY AFTER TAKING METFORMIN. i HAVE ADHD SO MY MEMORY IS POOR TO BEGIN WITH. BUT RECENTLY i NOTICED A STEEP DECLINE AFTER HEARING THAT METFORMIN COULD CAUSE THIS PROBLEM. COULD IT JUST BE THE POWER OF SUGGESTION?

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • I WANT TO KNOW IF I MUST STOP CHANTIX I STOP SMOKING 1 WEEK AGO MY SUGAR IS VERY UNUSUAL HIGH

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Was on chantix for the 12th day, the next day was the quit day didn't smoke woke up out of sleep dizzy been dizzy the next day should I stop taking chantix or start smoking again I'm confused.

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