Chantix May Increase Risk of Heart Attacks
Chantix (veranicline), manufactured by Pfizer, Inc., is a smoking cessation drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006.
In 2009 in response to hundreds of reports the FDA required a “Black Box” warning to be added to Chantix side effects such as depression, suicidal thoughts, attempted suicide, and suicide. A Black Box warning is the strongest warning the FDA can impose on a drug, short of taking the drug off the market.
Chantix has been linked to a number of other side effects including new onset diabetes and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
On June 17, 2011 the FDA warned that some users of Chantix may face an increased risk of heart attacks and other heart problems.
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If you or someone you love has suffered from a heart attack or from suicide or attempted suicide after taking Chantix, you should contact the Plymale Law Firm for a free consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at (877) 328-7670.