Review: could Chantix cause Sinus Congestion?


Sinus congestion is found among people who take Chantix, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Albuterol, and have Smoking cessation therapy . We study 68,189 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Sinus congestion. Find out below who they are, when they have Sinus congestion and more.

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Chantix has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking. (latest outcomes from Chantix 69,328 users)

Sinus Congestion

Sinus congestion (blockage of sinus) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, diarrhea, insomnia, smell - impaired (latest reports from 7,419 Sinus congestion patients).

On Aug, 27, 2016

68,189 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix.
Among them, 40 people (0.06%) have Sinus Congestion

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Chantix cause Sinus congestion?

Time on Chantix when people have Sinus Congestion *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Sinus Congestion when taking Chantix *:

  • female: 76.32 %
  • male: 23.68 %

Age of people who have Sinus Congestion when taking Chantix *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 8 %
  • 30-39: 12 %
  • 40-49: 12 %
  • 50-59: 16 %
  • 60+: 52 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (22 people)
  • Pain (5 people)
  • Emphysema (4 people)
  • Bacterial Infection (4 people)
  • Psoriasis (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Albuterol (12 people)
  • Prilosec (10 people)
  • Lisinopril (9 people)
  • Atenolol (9 people)
  • Aspirin (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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