New Zealand Study Finds a Link between Chantix, Depression and Suicide
Date: 21st June 2013
In a recent study carried out by the government of New Zealand, it was discovered that depression, suicide and Varenicline (also known as chantix or champix) are linked to each other. Varenicline or chantix is known as champix in New Zealand.
The researchers undertook the study by following 13,000 individuals who were aged 14 or older and were attempting to trigger off smoking cessation. However, as the study came to a close, 701 events, with possible links to varenicline, were noticed. These events included 80 cases of anxiety, 154 cases relating to depression, 250 sleep disorder cases and four cases involving people who committed suicide.
It was also observed that six people killed themselves during the study but the two other cases weren`t associated with varenicline.
New Zealand's 3 News disclosed that it had obtained a copy of the government study.