Chantix and Facial paresis - from FDA reports

Facial paresis is found among people who take Chantix, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Vicodin, and have Agranulocytosis. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 75,614 people who have side effects when taking Chantix from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Aug, 04, 2018

75,614 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix.
Among them, 20 people (0.03%) have Facial paresis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Chantix cause Facial paresis?

Time on Chantix when people have Facial paresis *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 85 %
  • male: 15 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 17.65 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 52.94 %
  • 60+: 29.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body): 9 people, 45.00%
  2. Breast Cancer: 9 people, 45.00%
  3. Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection): 9 people, 45.00%
  4. Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage): 7 people, 35.00%
  5. Stress And Anxiety: 1 person, 5.00%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Effexor: 10 people, 50.00%
  2. Ativan: 10 people, 50.00%
  3. Flexeril: 10 people, 50.00%
  4. Cymbalta: 10 people, 50.00%
  5. Vicodin: 10 people, 50.00%
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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Weakness: 14 people, 70.00%
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 14 people, 70.00%
  3. Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation): 14 people, 70.00%
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 13 people, 65.00%
  5. Nausea And Vomiting: 12 people, 60.00%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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