Chantix and Suicide attempt - from FDA reports


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 Quit smoking . We study 73,598 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA. Among them, 3,579 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 75,522 users)

Suicide Attempt

Suicide attempt has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, suicide attempt, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 42,340 Suicide attempt patients).

On Jan, 31, 2017

73,598 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix.
Among them, 3,579 people (4.86%) have Suicide Attempt


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Chantix cause Suicide attempt?

Time on Chantix when people have Suicide Attempt *:

  • < 1 month: 23.46 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 54.59 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.41 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.8 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.68 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.05 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 59.29 %
  • male: 40.71 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.1 %
  • 20-29: 12.53 %
  • 30-39: 22.39 %
  • 40-49: 36.16 %
  • 50-59: 22.06 %
  • 60+: 5.76 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Quit Smoking (2,288 people, 63.93%)
  • Depression (441 people, 12.32%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (394 people, 11.01%)
  • Pain (244 people, 6.82%)
  • High Blood Pressure (152 people, 4.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (167 people, 4.67%)
  • Albuterol (100 people, 2.79%)
  • Klonopin (95 people, 2.65%)
  • Seroquel (93 people, 2.60%)
  • Ambien (87 people, 2.43%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Depression (2,475 people, 69.15%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (1,750 people, 48.90%)
  • Intentional Overdose (1,307 people, 36.52%)
  • Aggression (955 people, 26.68%)
  • Mental Disorder (687 people, 19.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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