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Review: could Chantix cause Migraine?

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

We study 63,077 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 463 have Migraine. Find out below who they are, when they have Migraine and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 63,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 463 people (0.73%) have Migraine. They amount to 0.27% of all the 170,659 people who have Migraine on eHealthMe.

Trend of Migraine in Chantix reports

Time on Chantix when people have Migraine * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Migraine62.04%28.24%5.56%3.24%0.93%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Migraine when taking Chantix * :

FemaleMale
Migraine74.46%25.54%

Age of people who have Migraine when taking Chantix * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Migraine0.00%0.00%0.00%9.56%13.70%30.23%33.07%13.44%

Severity of Migraine when taking Chantix ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Migraine ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (426 people, 92.01%)
  2. Pain (42 people, 9.07%)
  3. Depression (35 people, 7.56%)
  4. Migraine (35 people, 7.56%)
  5. Hypertension (33 people, 7.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nexium (48 people, 10.37%)
  2. Lorazepam (41 people, 8.86%)
  3. Spiriva (39 people, 8.42%)
  4. Lisinopril (38 people, 8.21%)
  5. Vicodin (35 people, 7.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • I have stopped using this drug as it has cause me a lot of problems as stated above and the Pharmaceutical drug company knew about my effects they just don't care or they would make better drugs with less side effects idiot scientist.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • I have chiari (decompressed), Syringomyelia, Intracranial hypertension, Tethered cord (surgery), CranioCervical Instability, Ehlers Danlos with mixed connective tissue disorder, crohns, afib, superventricular tachycardia and mast cell activation disorder

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • It seems like the nights I take 1/2 to a whole ambien, I wake up in the morning with a Migraine. I don't take Ambien only 1 time a week.

    Reply

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