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Chantix Report: Severe Constipation

Chantix Report: Severe Constipation

A following Chantix side effect report was submitted by a user.

Female patient reported the following Chantix side effects :
Severe Constipation

Bloating and constipation after 3 weeks of taking the medication. I noticed my regular BM scheduled was decreasing. I had already increased my H2o intake to help with quitting, and the packaging says so too. I began taking a fiber supplement and increasing my fiber intake on top of all the h2o i was drinking. I also take a daily probiotic. I finally had to try milk of magnesia, and that still did not do the trick. Magnesium citrate worked some, but I am miserable and still need something more effective. I may have to stop this medication.


Medication Dosage: 1mg
Medication Frequency: BID
Patient Age: 35
Patient Weight: 127
Other medications: xanax
Diagnosis: Smoking cessation
Pre-existing conditions: none
Hospitalized? No
Life-threatening? No
Disabled? No
Birth Defects? No
Was intervention required to prevent damage? No
Other serious medical events? Yes
Died? No

It is estimated that 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events occur each year. Many more millions of mild adverse drug events occur each year which can affect your health, mental state, and normal everyday functioning. Drug side effects can cause death, disability, and illness.

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