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Review: could Chantix cause Sinus congestion?

Summary: Sinus congestion could be caused by Chantix, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Albuterol, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 63,155 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Sinus congestion. Find out below who they are, when they have Sinus 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, nicotine addiction. Commonly reported side effects of Chantix include nausea, nausea aggravated, depression aggravated, depression, stress and anxiety.

Sinus congestion

Sinus congestion (blockage of sinus) (latest reports from 30,223 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis, high blood pressure, asthma.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 63,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 34 people (0.05%) have Sinus Congestion. They amount to 0.11% of all the 30,178 people who have Sinus Congestion on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sinus congestion in Chantix reports

Time on Chantix when people have Sinus congestion * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sinus congestion63.64%9.09%27.27%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Sinus congestion69.44%30.56%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sinus congestion0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%8.33%12.50%16.67%45.83%

Severity of Sinus congestion when taking Chantix ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Sinus congestion ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (22 people, 64.71%)
  2. Emphysema (4 people, 11.76%)
  3. Bacterial infection (4 people, 11.76%)
  4. Pain (3 people, 8.82%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (2 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Albuterol (12 people, 35.29%)
  2. Prilosec (10 people, 29.41%)
  3. Lisinopril (9 people, 26.47%)
  4. Depakote (9 people, 26.47%)
  5. Atenolol (9 people, 26.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

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

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Started taking prozac less then one month ago seems like I have a head cold with stuffy nose sore throat swollen tongue sinus congestions

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I started have dry sinuses this past summer. Then it was congested all the time. So my doctor referred me to a specialist. I have seen him 3 times and he just gave me nasonex. It just eases the congestion but it doesnt solve it. There seems to be no moisture at all in the my nose. I bougth a humidifer but it didnt help. So all i am doing is using vaseline to moisture my nose and if i start leaking a nose infection i have a medicated cream. On the 5 times i have been to the Specialist. He ignored my appointment due to a referral letter lost. The second time the office people told me the doctor left, cause we thought you left. I know it's beside the point. But i know my own doctor always refers me there. What i need to know if the diabetes is causing this or could it be something else. Would appreciate some advice. Thank you Ms. Henderson

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