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Review: could Chantix cause Sinus congestion?

Summary: 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 Quit smoking.

We study 63,200 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 has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking. (latest outcomes from 64,438 Chantix users)

Sinus congestion

Sinus congestion (blockage of sinus) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis, asthma, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 5,979 Sinus congestion patients)

On Feb, 3, 2015: 63,200 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 34 people (0.05%) have Sinus Congestion.

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 (2 weeks ago):

  • took chantix 3 weeks in july last year.started having alot of pain in stomach started vomiting blood for 12 hours.can't eat anything with fat or protein.can only eat foods that are made with milk,cottage cheese,yogurt,cream soups and ice cream since july 2014.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • GI symptoms began as constipation when first starting Chantix, then flatulence became progressively more prononuced and diarrhea began approximately 3 weeks after starting Chantix which progressed to totally liquid, frequent stools with abdominal cramping. Medical testing for pathogens associated with diarrhea was negative one week ago. I stopped Chantix appromixately 2 weeks ago, and symptoms are less urgent and distressing, but flatulance continues and stools remain liquid.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I was on Chantix for the "allotted" time through the Air Force. It was not long enough so I stopped taking it (sweating stopped) After about 3 months, I was able to get Chantix through the mail from the military and as soon as I reached a stable blood level (I'm assuming it was because of the level of medication in my system) I started sweating again. I wake up at night drenched in sweat. I can be sitting on the couch during the day and simply think about being hot and I start boiling in my own skin. My skin gets hot to the touch. Is this normal? Thanks for any info you may give.

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