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Review: could Chantix cause Suicide attempt?

We study 63,172 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 64,407 users) has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking.

Suicide attempt

Suicide attempt (latest reports from 144,492 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, bipolar disorder.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 63,172 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 144,492 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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  • Superjen476 on Jul, 13, 2014:

    I wish the Pharms would consider suicide as the most dangerous side effect. I am 29 from in using this ring of death for 5 years. I thought I have been going psycho crazy for a while now. Work n personal relationships have been strained to the max! I don't like these feelings or thoughts. It pains me that although I am less than 1% of this population for ideation! that it is not worthy enough. 29 deaths alone are too many. I could have been 30! A black box warning label is warranted.

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    Drisana on May, 18, 2012:

    I started nuvo after a m/c and wanted to wait before attempting another pregnancy. I have never felt so out of control. I am fighting my husband on the reg and feel unloved and undesired though he constantly assures me I'm tripping. I have prayed for death the last couple of nights and took a bath w a razorblade crying thinking crazy suicidal thoughts. I decided to google suicide nuvaring to see if it's that and to my surprise many women have written in about feeling helpless and suicidal. I'm glad it's not just me. It is pure evil. No free lunch. It's def more of an emo rollercoster than even pregnancy. I have two small children and if I didn't focus on them I would have sunk too low and killed myself tonight. I took it out and hope I start feeling normal soon.

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    Rebecca on Jul, 29, 2012:

    I tried nuvaring two different times, once when I was younger before I had a child for about two months and again after giving birth to my first child. I went completely crazy both times. The first time I actually had a failed suicide attempt. Both times I was fighting with my man constantly and crying several times a day. It was way worse than any emotional roller coaster ever. The first time I thought I really was sick and went in search of professional help. Thankfully due to insurance restrictions I couldn’t get a refill on the nuvaring. The second time I used it was after my son was born and again I was having suicidal and even homicidal thoughts. I was angry, hopeless, depressed, enraged, etc. My mother is the one who brought it to my attention that it could be the nuvaring that is causing all of my strife. Sure enough, I took it out and I started to feel better by the end of the day. I have browsed the internet to see if this is common and it seems to be way too common. I strongly believe that there either needs to be stronger warnings and observations of patients using nuvaring or it just needs to be removed from the market.

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