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Review: could Chantix cause Suicide attempt?

We study 63,170 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,415 have Suicide attempt. Find out below who they are, when they have Suicide attempt and more.

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Chantix

Chantix (latest outcomes from 64,403 users) has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking.

Suicide attempt

Suicide attempt (latest reports from 144,462 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, bipolar disorder.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 63,170 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 3,415 people (5.41%) have Suicide Attempt. They amount to 2.36% of all the 144,456 people who have Suicide Attempt on eHealthMe.

Trend of Suicide attempt in Chantix reports

Time on Chantix when people have Suicide attempt * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Suicide attempt23.85%55.14%10.38%8.23%2.35%0.05%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Suicide attempt59.40%40.60%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Suicide attempt0.00%0.00%0.95%12.42%21.80%37.32%22.14%5.37%

Severity of Suicide attempt when taking Chantix ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Suicide attempt ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (2,481 people, 72.65%)
  2. Depression (530 people, 15.52%)
  3. Anxiety (439 people, 12.86%)
  4. Pain (324 people, 9.49%)
  5. Hypertension (181 people, 5.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (181 people, 5.30%)
  2. Hydrocodone (134 people, 3.92%)
  3. Albuterol (118 people, 3.46%)
  4. Seroquel (111 people, 3.25%)
  5. Klonopin (109 people, 3.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • Dream symptom began 2 weeks into taking chantix. I stopped taking it after 2 weeks due to such upsetting dreams. This "side effect" (Dhhh) returned suddenly after two years. I was horrified and finally consulted doctor who said 'yes' this return of symptom is possible. 14 months prior to the 'dream' return symptom i began having Anxiety which became more and more distressing. this symptom worsened and finally when the sexual disturbance symptom came on totally abruptly and intensely, I was proscribed the Alprazolam for anxiety. I have seen so many doctors over this time, am becoming depressed and so VERY tired of talking about these symptoms and experiencing these absurd, freaky symptoms. I wish so very much that I had never, never put this chantix in my body. I feel angry and victimized and there seems to be no authentic relief from this life-diminishing complex of physical and emotional suffering. I just want this to go away so I can resume healthy, functional, creative living. Can anybody suggest some actual CURE?!

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I have also had a tooth infection for about 2 and a half years. I started to shed hair about a year ago and would shed only 2-5 strands(noticeably) a day now it's 10-20 hair strands a day and this has started to progress about 2 weeks ago.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • I'm highly educated and very successful, and I was never suicidal until.....Two weeks after being prescribed Prozac for insomnia I felt worthless and hopeless. The urge to commit suicide was as strong as breathing; I shot myself in the chest. Never did my doctor or pharmacist mention suicide as a potential side effect. I survived physically after months in the hospital, but mentally I am a wreck now...remembering the attempt and aftermath are a horror, especially the guilt I feel for putting my family through such an ordeal.

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  • Did chantix cause hearing loss for you?
    After taking Chantix for about 5 weeks, I experienced a loud ringing in my right ear and suddenly lost about 50% hearing in that ear. The ringing and hearing loss did not go away. It has been two weeks since it started. The Chantix warning mentions hearing loss at the very end of "Other" side eff ...

  • Has anyone developed episcleritis or extreme blood shot eye
    I have been taking chantiix for 15 weeks and one of my eyes are extremely blood shot eye doctor says its episcleritis being going on for 12weeks and terrible headaches

  • Restless legs syndrome with chantix
    just began chantix and have jerking in my legs at night when i lay down to sleep

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