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Review: could Chantix cause Migraine?





Summary: Migraine is found among people who take Chantix, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Nexium, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 63,191 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 has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking. (latest outcomes from Chantix 64,427 users)

Migraine

Migraine (headache) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, pain.(latest reports from Migraine 47,669 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 63,184 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 463 people (0.73%) have Migraine.

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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