Who have Facial paralysis with Chantix - from FDA reports


Facial paralysis is reported only by a few people who take Chantix. We study 79,342 people who have side effects while taking Chantix from FDA. Among them, 4 have Facial paralysis. Find out below who they are, when they have Facial paralysis and more.

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On Feb, 01, 2019

79,342 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix.
Among them, 4 people (0.01%) have Facial paralysis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Chantix cause Facial paralysis?

Gender of people who have Facial paralysis when taking Chantix *:

  • female: 75 %
  • male: 25 %

Age of people who have Facial paralysis when taking Chantix *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 33.33 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally): 2 people, 50.00%
  2. Thyroid Diseases: 1 person, 25.00%
  3. Stress And Anxiety: 1 person, 25.00%
  4. Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (reoccurrence of an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged): 1 person, 25.00%
  5. Pain: 1 person, 25.00%
  6. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 1 person, 25.00%
  7. Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage): 1 person, 25.00%
  8. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 1 person, 25.00%
  9. Depression: 1 person, 25.00%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Cymbalta: 2 people, 50.00%
  2. Yaz: 1 person, 25.00%
  3. Neurontin: 1 person, 25.00%
  4. Ambien: 1 person, 25.00%
  5. Betaseron: 1 person, 25.00%
  6. Boniva: 1 person, 25.00%
  7. Elmiron: 1 person, 25.00%
  8. Intuniv: 1 person, 25.00%
  9. Klonopin: 1 person, 25.00%
  10. Lexapro: 1 person, 25.00%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 2 people, 50.00%
  2. Stress And Anxiety: 1 person, 25.00%
  3. Haemoglobin Decreased: 1 person, 25.00%
  4. Diplopia (double vision): 1 person, 25.00%
  5. Dizziness: 1 person, 25.00%
  6. Drug Ineffective: 1 person, 25.00%
  7. Embolic Stroke (stroke due to obstruction due to an embolus): 1 person, 25.00%
  8. Emotional Distress: 1 person, 25.00%
  9. Eye Disorder: 1 person, 25.00%
  10. General Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status): 1 person, 25.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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