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Review: could Chantix cause Rash?

Summary: Rash could be caused by Chantix, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Albuterol, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 63,077 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,727 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 63,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 1,727 people (2.74%) have Rash. They amount to 0.18% of all the 963,384 people who have Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Rash in Chantix reports

Time on Chantix when people have Rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rash67.88%25.18%4.82%2.00%0.12%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Chantix * :

FemaleMale
Rash65.70%34.30%

Age of people who have Rash when taking Chantix * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rash0.00%0.00%0.06%3.94%11.38%29.25%33.38%22.00%

Severity of Rash when taking Chantix ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rash0.00%60.00%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rash0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (1,639 people, 94.90%)
  2. Hypertension (252 people, 14.59%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (148 people, 8.57%)
  4. Depression (133 people, 7.70%)
  5. Anxiety (110 people, 6.37%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Albuterol (197 people, 11.41%)
  2. Lisinopril (177 people, 10.25%)
  3. Ibuprofen (136 people, 7.87%)
  4. Ranitidine (124 people, 7.18%)
  5. Aspirin (110 people, 6.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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