Chantix Warning - Stop Smoking Prescription Drug Warned by FDA
More and more of these drugs previously approved by the FDA are getting warnings and recalls. It has us wondering about how many of these products were quickly were pushed out for profit without regard to the users.
February 1, 2008 FDA issues warning and health advisory on Chantix.
The FDA has issued a warning to consumers and medical professionals about the use of Chantix indicating “It appears increasingly likely that there may be an association between Chantix and serious neuropsychiatric symptoms.”
The warning follows the growing concern by public watchdog and protection groups of the safety of Chantix due to its reported links to suicidal thoughts and behavior. Chantix is a non-nicotine stop smoking prescription drug made by Pfizer. Approved in 2006 by the FDA because of it’s performance during clinical trials, Chantix eases the withdrawal by providing nicotine like effects and also by blocking the effects of nicotine if the person starts smoking again.
The FDA in its warning stated that people should report any history of of psychiatric illness before they start using Chantix, as well as asking patients, their families and doctors to closely watch for any changes in behavior or moods while using and after using Chantix.
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