Advocacy Group Demands Addition Of Black Box Warning To Chantix
Date: 7th April 2008
The advocacy group Public Citizen is demanding a black box warning to Chantix, the anti-smoking drug manufactured by Pfizer Incl. as it is found to trigger off suicidal thoughts in patients administering the medication. Even FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) has started to ring the warning bells cautioning people against the potential side-effects triggered off by Chantix.
Chantix usage has been reportedly found to trigger off suicidal thoughts after every three months all over 2007 and altogether sources reveal that aggression, depression et al are the other side-effects shown by the quit smoking medication chantix.
According to revelations by a Public Citizen spokesman, chantix, the quit smoking medication has been enlisted on a 'Worst Pill List' prepared by the group and altogether it has pronounced that chantix usage should be stopped for a period of seven years.
Acting on the pressure imposed by several sources to include chantix warnings on the drug label, Pfizer has modified the chantix warning box in January by including warnings on suicidal behavior and several other neuropsychiatric symptoms likely to be triggered off by chantix. But this inclusion of Chantix warnings by Pfizer has failed to satisfy Public Citizen.