Heart Disease Community
HIgh Blood Pressure on Chantix
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

HIgh Blood Pressure on Chantix

My husband took chantix for 30 days to quit smoking. He has now been off of it for 4 days. His blood pressure has been 160/110, 160/112, and 160/118. This has both of us very worried because of the risk of heart attack or stroke that we've read about when taking Chantix. He did go for a follow up with a doctor who said this was "normal" after stopping the drug. His blood pressure had been a bit high in the past, but nothing like this. He is lethargic, was short of breath up until about yesterday. He is trying to get in to see his doctor again today. How worried should we be about this?
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hello and hope you are doing well.

The increased blood pressure and breathlessness needs to be evaluated. Inadequate oxygenation can produce symptoms of breathlessness, as the body tries in an effort to compensate for the decreased oxygen supply. So please consult your primary care physician who may ask for an EKG or a treadmill test to rule out a cardiac cause for the breathlessness. He may even ask for blood tests and an X ray chest. Lung function tests could further help in evaluation.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
11548417_tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar_universal
Blank
suzzeyl added the Heart Rhythm Tracker
10 hrs ago
Avatar_universal
Blank
suzzeyl added the Blood Pressure Tracker
11 hrs ago
649848_tn?1424570775
Blank
Barb135 commented on FDA issued a warning ...
12 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
11548417_tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland