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Review: could Chantix cause Mental disorder?
We study 63,179 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 (latest outcomes from 64,412 users) has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking.
Mental disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability) (latest reports from 105,304 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, birth control, pain, stress and anxiety.
On Aug, 27, 2014: 63,174 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 2,241 people (3.55%) have Mental Disorder. They amount to 2.13% of all the 105,131 people who have Mental Disorder on eHealthMe.
Time on Chantix when people have Mental disorder * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Mental disorder||29.72%||52.75%||8.43%||7.10%||2.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Mental disorder when taking Chantix * :
|Mental disorder||60.06%||39.94% |
Age of people who have Mental disorder when taking Chantix * :
|Mental disorder||0.00%||0.00%||0.38%||10.58%||19.44%||31.10%||30.84%||7.66% |
Severity of Mental disorder when taking Chantix ** :
How people recovered from Mental disorder ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Smoking cessation therapy (1,652 people, 73.72%)
- Depression (257 people, 11.47%)
- Anxiety (227 people, 10.13%)
- Hypertension (180 people, 8.03%)
- Pain (173 people, 7.72%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Albuterol (100 people, 4.46%)
- Klonopin (82 people, 3.66%)
- Oxycodone (75 people, 3.35%)
- Xanax (72 people, 3.21%)
- Hydrocodone (71 people, 3.17%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 weeks ago):
I am trying to figure out if this "acne" I have all over my face & body is actually acne or something else. It started about a month after I began taking Chantix and I was wondering if that drug could be responsible. At the beginning, I had a sty on the inside lower lid,of my eye, and within 3-4 days it ruptured and drained. I now have a hard knot, under the skin, where this sty was. Right after that is when my face began breaking out and a couple of weeks later the breakouts on my body started. During this body breakout, I also got an abcess in the crack of my bottom. It took care of itself, too, and ruptured and drained on it's own. Of course, I have been cleaning all areas with an antibacterial soap and my Dermatologist prescribed meds for the face acne. Since I have had the body breakout, the Dermatologist believes it could be something besides acne and I have to go and let them look at it. Most of the "bumps" start as tiny hard bumps you can barely see. I also have OCD so, when I feel these bumps, I pick or scratch them off, then they leave holes/craters in my skin. Some of the bumps feel as though they are "soft" on top and these also drive me crazy and I pick at them. These ooze clear liquid and will scab over and get crusty but take a very long time to heal. Along with these issues, I have had headaches, nausea, and weakness. I am trying to find answers and would appreciate any information and suggestions.
From this study (3 months ago):
blood pressure has dropped considerably since taking chantikx
From this study (3 months ago):
Dream symptom began 2 weeks into taking chantix. I stopped taking it after 2 weeks due to such upsetting dreams. This "side effect" (Dhhh) returned suddenly after two years. I was horrified and finally consulted doctor who said 'yes' this return of symptom is possible. 14 months prior to the 'dream' return symptom i began having Anxiety which became more and more distressing. this symptom worsened and finally when the sexual disturbance symptom came on totally abruptly and intensely, I was proscribed the Alprazolam for anxiety. I have seen so many doctors over this time, am becoming depressed and so VERY tired of talking about these symptoms and experiencing these absurd, freaky symptoms. I wish so very much that I had never, never put this chantix in my body. I feel angry and victimized and there seems to be no authentic relief from this life-diminishing complex of physical and emotional suffering. I just want this to go away so I can resume healthy, functional, creative living. Can anybody suggest some actual CURE?!
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