I've been seeing Chantix™ mentioned in a lot of places lately. Electronic Cigarette supporters point to it as an example of how dangerous some FDA approved nicotine replacement therapies and stop smoking programs are, but to be honest, i knew little more then a few hundred people have commited suicide due to their use of this drug. So, tonight I poked around the Chantix website a bit. I was truly amazed, and a bit frightened at what I saw.
The FDA Mandated Chantix™ Warning
All FDA approved drugs now have to put certain warnings on their marketing materials. For years i've joked about the TV commercials that are 15 seconds of "use this, it's great tell your doctor you want it" and 15 seconds of "may cause your liver to explode, your eyes to pop out and in rare cases your heart to stop or your brain to explode". So, what are the side effects of this "safe" drug that managed to get FDA approval?