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Review: could Chantix cause Nasal congestion?

Summary: Nasal congestion could be caused by Chantix, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lexapro, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 63,155 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 65 have Nasal congestion. Find out below who they are, when they have Nasal congestion and more.

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Chantix

Chantix (latest outcomes from 64,385 users) has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking.

Nasal congestion

Nasal congestion (blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels) (latest reports from 77,220 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, erection problems.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 63,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 65 people (0.10%) have Nasal Congestion. They amount to 0.08% of all the 77,183 people who have Nasal Congestion on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nasal congestion in Chantix reports

Time on Chantix when people have Nasal congestion * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nasal congestion69.23%30.77%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Nasal congestion when taking Chantix * :

FemaleMale
Nasal congestion76.12%23.88%

Age of people who have Nasal congestion when taking Chantix * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nasal congestion0.00%0.00%0.00%8.33%12.50%37.50%31.25%10.42%

Severity of Nasal congestion when taking Chantix ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nasal congestion0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Nasal congestion ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Nasal congestion0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (36 people, 55.38%)
  2. Bone cancer metastatic (7 people, 10.77%)
  3. Metastases to bone (7 people, 10.77%)
  4. Breast cancer (7 people, 10.77%)
  5. Osteomyelitis (4 people, 6.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lexapro (14 people, 21.54%)
  2. Amoxicillin (14 people, 21.54%)
  3. Mobic (14 people, 21.54%)
  4. Zometa (13 people, 20.00%)
  5. Vicodin (12 people, 18.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Cinder Lux on Apr, 2, 2014:

    Im 27, F. Im taking levofloxacin for a UTI and i was given a qty of 5 tablets. I noticed extreme nasal congestion and knew it was from the pill. This is the second tablet i take and immediately after im congested again. Nasal sprays help and with an hour or two the congestions fades a bit. However its still quite annoying.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I WANT TO KNOW IF I MUST STOP CHANTIX I STOP SMOKING 1 WEEK AGO MY SUGAR IS VERY UNUSUAL HIGH

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Was on chantix for the 12th day, the next day was the quit day didn't smoke woke up out of sleep dizzy been dizzy the next day should I stop taking chantix or start smoking again I'm confused.

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