Review: could Chantix cause Suicide Attempt?


Summary

Suicide attempt is found among people who take Chantix, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Xanax, and have Smoking cessation therapy . We study 71,469 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,549 have Suicide attempt. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicide attempt and more.

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Chantix

Chantix has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking. (latest outcomes from Chantix 74,863 users)

Suicide Attempt

Suicide attempt has been reported by people with completed suicide, hypotension, intentional overdose, drowsiness, arrhythmias (latest reports from 41,672 Suicide attempt patients).

On Sep, 05, 2016

71,469 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix.
Among them, 3,549 people (4.97%) have Suicide Attempt


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Chantix cause Suicide attempt?

Time on Chantix when people have Suicide Attempt *:

  • < 1 month: 23.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 54.65 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.98 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.74 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.05 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Suicide Attempt when taking Chantix *:

  • female: 59.34 %
  • male: 40.66 %

Age of people who have Suicide Attempt when taking Chantix *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.1 %
  • 20-29: 12.46 %
  • 30-39: 22.42 %
  • 40-49: 36.27 %
  • 50-59: 21.99 %
  • 60+: 5.75 %

Severity if Suicide Attempt when taking Chantix **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Suicide Attempt **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (2,246 people, 63.29%)
  • Depression (443 people, 12.48%)
  • Anxiety (383 people, 10.79%)
  • Pain (232 people, 6.54%)
  • Hypertension (147 people, 4.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (166 people, 4.68%)
  • Albuterol (100 people, 2.82%)
  • Klonopin (94 people, 2.65%)
  • Seroquel (93 people, 2.62%)
  • Ambien (87 people, 2.45%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (2,466 people, 69.48%)
  • Anxiety (1,740 people, 49.03%)
  • Intentional Overdose (1,305 people, 36.77%)
  • Aggression (952 people, 26.82%)
  • Mental Disorder (684 people, 19.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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