Review: could Chantix cause Muscle Pain?


Summary

Muscle pain 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 Lipitor, and have Smoking cessation therapy . We study 73,704 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 668 have Muscle pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle pain 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 74,863 users)

Muscle Pain

Muscle pain has been reported by people with muscle aches, rashes, breathing difficulty, weakness, high blood pressure (latest reports from 104,839 Muscle pain patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

73,704 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix.
Among them, 668 people (0.91%) have Muscle Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Chantix cause Muscle pain?

Time on Chantix when people have Muscle Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 52.7 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 41.91 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.07 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.41 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Pain when taking Chantix *:

  • female: 69.59 %
  • male: 30.41 %

Age of people who have Muscle Pain when taking Chantix *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.96 %
  • 30-39: 10.78 %
  • 40-49: 25.61 %
  • 50-59: 40.16 %
  • 60+: 20.49 %

Severity if Muscle Pain when taking Chantix **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (421 people, 63.02%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (35 people, 5.24%)
  • Pain (31 people, 4.64%)
  • Hypertension (31 people, 4.64%)
  • Depression (25 people, 3.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (54 people, 8.08%)
  • Atenolol (44 people, 6.59%)
  • Lisinopril (43 people, 6.44%)
  • Albuterol (42 people, 6.29%)
  • Nexium (39 people, 5.84%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Arthralgia (221 people, 33.08%)
  • Nausea (156 people, 23.35%)
  • Pain (115 people, 17.22%)
  • Fatigue (108 people, 16.17%)
  • Headache (105 people, 15.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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