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Chantix Side Effects Include Suicide Risk Says Study


Chantix Side Effects Include Suicide Risk Says Study
Chantix side effects lead to class action lawsuits.

A new study on Chantix side effects suggests a link between Chantix and suicide for people who use the drug to stop smoking.

The study’s findings are in direct contradiction with a report issued in October by the Food and Drug Administration that found no causal link between Chantix use and the incidence of suicide.

The study, published in the Public Library of Science Journal PLoS One, looked at 3,000 reports of suicidal behaviors or depression in people taking Chantix, Zyban and similar nicotine replacement drugs from 1998 to 2010. An overwhelming 90% of the cases were directly linked to Chantix. In cases where the subject actually committed suicide, 92% of those individuals were Chantix users.

According to the FDA, two separate studies of hospitalization rates for psychiatric reasons among Chantix users found no substantial difference compared to the hospitalization rate for nicotine patch users. The FDA did, however, acknowledge that the studies had certain limitations which made it impossible to rule out an increased risk of depression and/or suicide among smokers who used Chantix.

A new study on Chantix side effects suggests a link between Chantix and suicide for people who use the drug to stop smoking
Chantix was approved by the FDA in 2006 and through 2011, nearly 22 million prescriptions have been issued for the drug, with another 9 million people obtaining the drug through retail pharmacies.

Pfizer, the company that manufactures Chantix, supports the Food and Drug Administration’s findings and is standing by their product. At the FDA’s request, the company is conducting a long-term clinical study of the possible link between Chantix use and psychological side effects. The study’s results are not expected to be published until 2017.

Prior studies by the same group of researchers linked Chantix to an increased risk for heart problems, a greater incidence of unprovoked aggression and the occurrence of sudden blackouts. Based on the latest study results, researchers are urging the FDA to increase its efforts to warn consumers about the dangers of Chantix.

The FDA previously issued its “black box” warning label for the drug in 2009 after initial concerns were raised about potential psychological side effects. The group believes that Chantix should be recommended only as a secondary treatment for people who are trying to quit smoking only when other methods have failed.

If you or someone you love has experienced serious adverse side effects while using Chantix, you need to speak with a qualified California personal injury attorney regarding the details of your case. The law firm of Nadrich & Cohen is actively involved in investigating cases of heart attacks, strokes and suicides believed to be linked to Chantix use.

Contact one of our expert Chantix attorneys today at 1-800-722-0765 to begin your free initial case evaluation. Our Injury Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we are eager to discuss your claim. Our services are provided on a contingency basis, meaning we collect no fee unless we recover a money judgment on your behalf.

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