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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 Quit smoking.

We study 63,200 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 has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking. (latest outcomes from 64,431 Chantix users)

Suicide attempt

Suicide attempt has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, bipolar disorder. (latest reports from 32,157 Suicide attempt patients)

On Jan, 4, 2015: 63,195 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 3,415 people (5.40%) have Suicide Attempt.

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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    Started taking Buproprion and almost immediately had suicide ideation but didn't connect it to the med. Did not want to be here anymore and one week later tried to OD but woke up in the morning. Two weeks later wrote a suicide note to my therapist and again tried to OD. She called the police and they picked me up and took me to the emergency room. Both times I tried to OD on Alcohol and the Buproprion. The first time I took it and just went to bed. The second time I don't remember the note or getting into my car with no shoes and no purse and police pulled me over for the suicidal note to my therapist. They took me to the hospital along with me getting a DUI which I was barely over the alcohol limit.
  • Cfs/fibro, migraine
    A strange thing happened when I started taking the Chantix for my smoking cessation...
    MY MIGRAINES AND TENSION HEADACHES WENT AWAY!!!
    As horrible as they were, and as bad as I have prayed for them to go away, I did not even notice that I didn't have the excruciating headaches anymore!!
    I stopped taking the chantix and the headaches gradually came back but it took me awhile to make this correlation. Once I did, I started taking the chantix again. it started working immediately... taking the migraines and neck pain away again! Now, I can take 1/2 of a pill every other day and that seems to keep the migraines away! There are side effects and I don't know if it would work for everyone but it sure worked for me!
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    Works great for quitting smoking! The first few weeks you dream in technicolor just like an anti depressant but then that goes away. The only side effect I had was constipation but it was a small price to pay for quitting after 37 years a smoker! I tried hypnotism, patches, etc. but this really worked. I've been smoke free for 9 months now.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • GI symptoms began as constipation when first starting Chantix, then flatulence became progressively more prononuced and diarrhea began approximately 3 weeks after starting Chantix which progressed to totally liquid, frequent stools with abdominal cramping. Medical testing for pathogens associated with diarrhea was negative one week ago. I stopped Chantix appromixately 2 weeks ago, and symptoms are less urgent and distressing, but flatulance continues and stools remain liquid.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I was on Chantix for the "allotted" time through the Air Force. It was not long enough so I stopped taking it (sweating stopped) After about 3 months, I was able to get Chantix through the mail from the military and as soon as I reached a stable blood level (I'm assuming it was because of the level of medication in my system) I started sweating again. I wake up at night drenched in sweat. I can be sitting on the couch during the day and simply think about being hot and I start boiling in my own skin. My skin gets hot to the touch. Is this normal? Thanks for any info you may give.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I was administered an immunization D tap shot, along with prescription for chantix on the same visit. Starting chantix the next day. This was a Wednesday by Monday I became very ill with a severe dry hacking cough. Pressure in my eyes, felt tired, tried antibiotics and no relief. Day 10 of chantix, the cough is still strong, severe, my stomach muscles hurt terribly from the intense coughing. I'm grouchy and highly irritable.

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