Review: could Chantix cause Suicide attempt?
Summary: Suicide attempt could be caused by Chantix, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Xanax, and have Smoking cessation therapy.
We study 63,155 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 (latest outcomes from 64,385 users) has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking.
Suicide attempt (latest reports from 142,985 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, stress and anxiety, pain, bipolar disorder.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 63,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 3,415 people (5.41%) have Suicide Attempt. They amount to 2.39% of all the 142,859 people who have Suicide Attempt on eHealthMe.
Time on Chantix when people have Suicide attempt * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Suicide attempt||23.85%||55.14%||10.38%||8.23%||2.35%||0.05%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Suicide attempt when taking Chantix * :
|Suicide attempt||59.40%||40.60% |
Age of people who have Suicide attempt when taking Chantix * :
|Suicide attempt||0.00%||0.00%||0.95%||12.42%||21.80%||37.32%||22.14%||5.37% |
Severity of Suicide attempt when taking Chantix ** :
How people recovered from Suicide attempt ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Smoking cessation therapy (2,481 people, 72.65%)
- Depression (530 people, 15.52%)
- Anxiety (439 people, 12.86%)
- Pain (324 people, 9.49%)
- Hypertension (181 people, 5.30%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Xanax (181 people, 5.30%)
- Hydrocodone (134 people, 3.92%)
- Albuterol (118 people, 3.46%)
- Seroquel (111 people, 3.25%)
- 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 month ago):
I WANT TO KNOW IF I MUST STOP CHANTIX I STOP SMOKING 1 WEEK AGO MY SUGAR IS VERY UNUSUAL HIGH
From this study (1 month ago):
Was on chantix for the 12th day, the next day was the quit day didn't smoke woke up out of sleep dizzy been dizzy the next day should I stop taking chantix or start smoking again I'm confused.
From this study (1 month ago):
Sharp pain within minutes of taking this medication, lasts about 2 or 3 hours then goes away.
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