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Review: could Chantix cause Migraine?

We study 63,174 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.

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Chantix

Chantix (latest outcomes from 64,409 users) has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking.

Migraine

Migraine (headache) (latest reports from 174,231 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, pain.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 63,172 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 172,625 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 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.

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Luigi on Aug, 5, 2014:

    I used to get Migraines 3-6 times a year. I've switched from Rat Poison (Coumidan) to Xarelto and now I'm getting them 2-4 times a month. I had a successful Cardio Ablation done and am no longer in A Fib. I'm thinking why am I still on blood thinners anyway?

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • My most severe symptoms would be the shortness of breath, muscle weakness and this chronic pain under my left rib that goes around to my back and up to my shoulder blade. Occasionally that pain will go to my left chest, clavicle and jaw. But all of my pain is on the left side. I have degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis too. Chronic headaches are dizziness are awful and debilitating.

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