Chantix is a prescription drug used to help people quit smoking. It was approved by the FDA in May, 2006. Chantix is marketed by Pfizer and is designed to reduce cravings for cigarettes and other tobacco products and decrease an individual’s pleasure in consuming those products.
However, the use of Chantix has been associated with a wide variety of side effects, some more serious than others. Some of the more serious side effects include:
- depression (including suicidal thoughts and actions)
- behavior and mood changes
- liver failure
- severe allergic reactions
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- vision changes
- chest pain
- irregular heartbeat
In February, 2008, the FDA stated that “it appears increasingly likely that there is an association between Chantix and serious Neuropsychiatric symptoms.” In fact, some of the side effects have become so severe that pilots and commercial truck drivers are forbidden from using the drug.
If you or a loved one has suffered from one or more of these side effects as a result of taking Chantix, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us at (478) 745-9002 for a free consultation.