Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
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?
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
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.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Heart Disease Answerers
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
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
Heart Disease Community Resources
Top Heart Disease Answerers
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Avatar m tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar m tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland