It has become increasingly clear that smoking is dangerous and harmful to your health. Each packet of cigarettes come with a warning from the Surgeon General. Due to the increased awareness of this health, more and more people are looking for effective ways to stop the habit. Pharmaceutical companies realize this and are rushing to the market to provide the latest, hottest way, and most effective way to stop. Unfortunately, in the rush of it, quality control can be suspect.
Chantix (varenicline tartrate) is a drug developed by Pfizer that is meant to stop smoking. According to the website of Chantix, a drug that works by targeting nicotine receptors in the brain and blocking them out, so stop the reaction of nicotine that causes dependence.
Further, according to the website, 44% of the drug is effective in helping people quit smoking. The only problem is the long list of side effects that seem to come from the product.
Chantix works by affecting the brain directly. Every time a drug do that there is a high risk for side effects due to the extreme complexity of chemicals and makeup of the human mind.
Common Side Effects
According to the website of the main side effects of Chantix, the main products are:
Sleep problems (trouble sleeping, changes in dreaming)
Throw up Some other side effects including headaches and loss of taste. More importantly, some individuals experience increased depression, emotional instability, aggression, and thoughts of suicide.
Open communication is key
If you are considering using this medication, be aware of the potential dangers involved. Being communicative with your doctor about other medications you are using and other health problems you may have.
If you begin to feel the side effects are more dangerous than this remedy, discontinue use of and always have the support network nearby.
Your Legal Rights
Legal action is being taken against Pfizer because of lack of communication about the severity of the side effects involved. Some individuals report lifestyle injury or damage (loss of jobs through erratic behavior, etc.) because of drugs.
If you or someone you love has suffered in the same way, it is important to get the right legal representation before proceeding further with the potential legal claims of Chantix.