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Friday, December 17, 2010

Chantix Still A Danger to Health

Several years ago I started alerting people to problems with Chantix, mainly because of the suicide risk associated with the drug.

It seems as if the problem with the drug continues to be newsworthy -
Quitting Smoking Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

Selections from Natural Health News 
Apr 30, 2009
A reader was looking for natural alternatives to Chantix/Champix, so I thought I'd provide some information based on methods I've suggested to people over the years that have been very helpful. I generally suggest that if you are a ...
Dec 16, 2010
The worst offender with the strongest association to uncontrollable, murderous violence--within days of ingesting the drug--is the smoking cessation drug, Chantix (varenicline), which increases dopamine: it ranks 18.0 in the ...
Feb 02, 2008
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that after an analysis of cases of depression, suicidal thoughts and other unusual behavior in patients on the medication, the evidence appears stronger of an association with Chantix. ...
Jun 18, 2008
“His on-to-Wall-Street approach succeeded in rushing Chantix, Pfizer's stop smoking drug, varenicline, to market but a string of 2006 suicides and the violent death of Dallas musician Carter Albrecht leave many asking if that was such a
May 22, 2008
A US Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman said the agency was focusing on likely links between Chantix and neuropsychiatric side effects. This year, the FDA and Pfizer, which manufactures the drug, updated warnings on Chantix's ...


Daphne said...

Ware's story just sent chills down my spine. My dad is a chain smoker and I was thinking in buying him a nicotine patch to refrain him from smoking or minimize the number of cigarettes he'll take. I hope that nicotine patches won't give the same effect as Chantix.

Unknown said...

For the most part the nicotine pathces have been proven very successful. They are available in graduated doses which is good, and few reactions are noted.
The one issue that is of concern is that some people react to the adhesive on the patchh. Just take care to be sure the area where the patch is placed is clean before each application. If you notice any redness then try the gum instead or any of the natural remedies we offer.
It is help ful to drink enough water, make sure it is filtered, and also consider a cleanse once successful.

Wonder Doc said...

I haven't heard much about Chantix. I do know of a great way to quit smoking, and it is through the use of neuro-linguistic programming. This uses conditioning of the mind to take you off the habit of smoking.