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Review: could Chantix cause Weight loss?

Summary: Weight loss could be caused by Chantix, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Albuterol, and have Eczema.

We study 63,155 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA and social media. Among them, 51 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.

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Chantix

Chantix (latest outcomes from 64,385 users) has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking.

Weight loss

Weight loss (latest reports from 97,385 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 63,077 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix. Among them, 48 people (0.08%) have Weight Loss. They amount to 0.05% of all the 97,231 people who have Weight Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight loss in Chantix reports

Time on Chantix when people have Weight loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight loss83.33%16.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Weight loss when taking Chantix * :

FemaleMale
Weight loss40.62%59.38%

Age of people who have Weight loss when taking Chantix * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight loss0.00%0.00%0.00%3.77%9.43%67.92%13.21%5.66%

Severity of Weight loss when taking Chantix ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Weight loss ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Eczema (24 people, 50.00%)
  2. Smoking cessation therapy (19 people, 39.58%)
  3. Osteopenia (6 people, 12.50%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (4 people, 8.33%)
  5. Panic disorder (2 people, 4.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Albuterol (36 people, 75.00%)
  2. Ativan (32 people, 66.67%)
  3. Zometa (30 people, 62.50%)
  4. Ibuprofen (29 people, 60.42%)
  5. Coumadin (27 people, 56.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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