FDA Heightens Warnings on Chantix

March 2008
Travel Medicine Advisor;Mar2008, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p1
The article reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strengthened its warning on the stop smoking drug varenicline, Chantix from Pfizer. It says that the agency has issued an Early Communication regarding reports of changes in behavior, depressed mood, suicidal ideation, and suicidal behavior in patients taking the drug. Accordingly, the company has been asked by the FDA to take up the prominence of the warnings on the package label.


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