Will you have Factitious disorder with Chantix - from FDA reports


Factitious disorder is found among people who take Chantix, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old also take medication Betaseron, and have Birth control. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 79,342 people who have side effects when taking Chantix from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on varenicline tartrate (the active ingredients of Chantix) and Chantix (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Synonyms of Factitious disorder are also considered in the study.

What is Chantix?

Chantix has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking. (latest outcomes from Chantix 81,345 users)

What is Factitious disorder?

Factitious disorder (a person acts as if he or she has a physical or mental illness when he is not really sick) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, birth control, hereditary angioedema, pain (latest reports from 129 Factitious disorder patients).

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 22, 2019

79,342 people reported to have side effects when taking Chantix.
Among them, 6 people (0.01%) have Factitious disorder

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Chantix cause Factitious disorder?

Gender of people who have Factitious disorder when taking Chantix *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Factitious disorder when taking Chantix *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 100 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 6 people, 100.00%
  2. Birth Control: 6 people, 100.00%
  3. Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood): 2 people, 33.33%
  4. Depression: 2 people, 33.33%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Betaseron: 6 people, 100.00%
  2. Lo/ovral: 5 people, 83.33%
  3. Wellbutrin: 2 people, 33.33%
  4. Trileptal: 2 people, 33.33%
  5. Neurontin: 2 people, 33.33%
  6. Claritin: 2 people, 33.33%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 6 people, 100.00%
  2. Amenorrhea (absence of a menstrual period in a woman of reproductive age): 6 people, 100.00%
  3. Abnormal Dreams: 6 people, 100.00%
  4. Stress And Anxiety: 5 people, 83.33%
  5. Menstruation Irregular: 5 people, 83.33%
  6. Menstruation Delayed (late menstruation cycle): 5 people, 83.33%
  7. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 5 people, 83.33%
  8. High Blood Cholesterol: 5 people, 83.33%
  9. Weight Increased: 4 people, 66.67%
  10. Anger: 3 people, 50.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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