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Review: could Chantix cause Nasal congestion?

We study 63,174 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 64,410 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 78,246 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, erection problems.

On Aug, 21, 2014: 63,172 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 78,231 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. Mobic (14 people, 21.54%)
  2. Lexapro (14 people, 21.54%)
  3. Amoxicillin (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 (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 (1 month ago):

  • Need seroquel for panic/anxiety/depression/bipolar, but it seems to bring significant nasal congestion. Can't fight it w/Afrin for more than a couple days or risk rebound nasal congestion although Afrin does bring relief. Using Sudafed PE with mixed results and often need Afrin to breathe through my nose. Often have feeling of diffculty swallowing although a recent endoscopy did notfind anything physical. Panic/anxiety most often in the evening/night which are moretolerable when I stand-up and move around. Coping with anxiety and swallowing issues at night often result in little sleep on many nights per week.

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    tunafilet on Aug, 3, 2014:

    Female, 70 yrs old. Taking Welbutrin and Lexapro. Cannot fall or stay asleep at night even after taking many different sleep aids. Severe nasal congestion (snorting) adds to the problem. Seems to start up after trying to sleep for a few hours and does not stop. Anyone else?

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