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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 63,206 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 64,443 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 Mar, 11, 2015: 63,206 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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