Review: could Chantix cause Suicide Attempt?


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 68,189 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,518 have Suicide attempt. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicide attempt 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)

Suicide Attempt

Suicide attempt has been reported by people with completed suicide, hypotension, intentional overdose, drowsiness, arrhythmias (latest reports from 35,758 Suicide attempt patients).

On Aug, 21, 2016

68,189 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix.
Among them, 3,518 people (5.16%) have Suicide Attempt

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Chantix cause Suicide attempt?

Time on Chantix when people have Suicide Attempt *:

  • < 1 month: 22.77 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 55.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.58 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.74 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.7 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.05 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 59.24 %
  • male: 40.76 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.11 %
  • 20-29: 12.5 %
  • 30-39: 22.39 %
  • 40-49: 36.25 %
  • 50-59: 22.1 %
  • 60+: 5.65 %

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 (2,231 people)
  • Depression (442 people)
  • Anxiety (382 people)
  • Pain (230 people)
  • Hypertension (146 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (165 people)
  • Albuterol (100 people)
  • Seroquel (93 people)
  • Klonopin (93 people)
  • Ambien (87 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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