Chantix and Muscle pain - from FDA reports


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 Quit smoking . We study 73,598 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA. Among them, 669 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 75,525 users)

Muscle Pain

Muscle pain has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 107,864 Muscle pain patients).

On Feb, 10, 2017

73,598 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix.
Among them, 669 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: 50.83 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 43.39 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.07 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.31 %
  • 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: 69.64 %
  • male: 30.36 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.69 %
  • 30-39: 10.75 %
  • 40-49: 26.08 %
  • 50-59: 40.05 %
  • 60+: 20.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Quit Smoking (434 people, 64.87%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (57 people, 8.52%)
  • Pain (32 people, 4.78%)
  • High Blood Pressure (31 people, 4.63%)
  • Depression (25 people, 3.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (54 people, 8.07%)
  • Atenolol (44 people, 6.58%)
  • Lisinopril (43 people, 6.43%)
  • Albuterol (42 people, 6.28%)
  • Nexium (39 people, 5.83%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (221 people, 33.03%)
  • Nausea (156 people, 23.32%)
  • Fatigue (121 people, 18.09%)
  • Pain (115 people, 17.19%)
  • Headache (106 people, 15.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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