FDA requires Chantix, Zyban to have warning

Jul 2, 2009 Full story: KATU - News - Healthcast 24

The Food and Drug Administration will require two smoking-cessation drugs, Chantix and Zyban, to carry the agency's strongest safety warning over side effects including depression and suicidal thoughts.

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sheri

Columbus, OH

#1 Jul 2, 2009
GOOD
Gator Girl

Orlando, FL

#2 Jul 4, 2009
sheri wrote:
GOOD
Did you take Chantix?
mike

Toronto, Canada

#3 Jul 16, 2009
My psychiatrist wants to put me on Welbrutin for depression.I have tried many other antidepressants
and could not tolerate any of them.
What kind of side effects should I expect from this drug and withdrawl if I have to go off of it?
Thjis forum seems to be mostly for smokers trying to quit.Am I in the wrong forum?
And what are anyone of your thoughts about the claims that the antidepressants are no more efective than placebos?
Good luck to you all.
Mike

“Just Say No to Smoking Bans”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#4 Aug 12, 2009
mike wrote:
My psychiatrist wants to put me on Welbrutin for depression.I have tried many other antidepressants
and could not tolerate any of them.
What kind of side effects should I expect from this drug and withdrawl if I have to go off of it?
Thjis forum seems to be mostly for smokers trying to quit.Am I in the wrong forum?
And what are anyone of your thoughts about the claims that the antidepressants are no more efective than placebos?
Good luck to you all.
Mike
It's a tough call IMO, Mike. I have struggled with depression myself a couple of times and know how nice it is to take a pill and have it work. I took Effexor a few years ago, and it worked wonderfully. THEN, I decided to get off it. What a friggin nightmare: brain zaps, insomnia, worsened deptression, etc etc...plus I had gained 30 lbs. I knew that if I just took another Effexor it would all be good again, but I just could not do that to myself, so I stuck it out. Years later, I am still dulled emotionally, don't really feel any strong emotions often. Chantix works on the pleasure centers, so I guess that's how it makes people quit smoking. However, that also means that it destroys other pleasures as well. Research all of your options before deciding on an antidepressant if you must have one. Check out patient reviews of Wellbutrin to see what people say about it. God bless you.
amazed

Cleveland, OH

#5 Aug 13, 2009
They should also be forced to put graphic pictures of people hanging themselves and slitting their wrists on the packages. There should be a class-action suit against Johnson & Johnson since it has been proven that they falsified their study results to gain FDA approval...oh that's right, they are protected.
Teresa

UK

#6 Mar 4, 2011
I can recommend a reputable pharmacy (Zyban) pill24.org I received the order and it was on time and the pills work great.
HumanSpirit

Lake Butler, FL

#8 Mar 8, 2011
These Popular Drugs Can Make You Violent Avoid Them

Some medications have been linked to an increased risk for violent, even homicidal behavior. A recent study identified 31 drugs that are disproportionately linked with violent behavior.
Time Magazine lists the top ten offenders:
1. Varenicline (Chantix): The number one violence-inducing drug on the list, this anti-smoking medication is 18 times more likely to be linked with violence when compared to other drugs
2. Fluoxetine (Prozac): This drug was the first well-known SSRI antidepressant
3. Paroxetine (Paxil): Another SSRI antidepressant, Paxil is also linked with severe withdrawal symptoms and a risk of birth defects
4. Amphetamines:(Various): Used to treat ADHD
5. Mefoquine (Lariam): A treatment for malaria which is often linked with reports of strange behavior
6. Atomoxetine (Strattera): An ADHD drug that affects the neurotransmitter noradrenaline
7. Triazolam (Halcion): This potentially addictive drug is used to treat insomnia
8. Fluvoxamine (Luvox): Another SSRI antidepressant
9. Venlafaxine (Effexor): An antidepressant also used to treat anxiety disorders
10. Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq): An antidepressant which affects both serotonin and noradrenaline

Sources:

Time Magazine January 7, 2011

PLoS One December 15, 2010; 5(12)

Pasted from < http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/ar... ;
Olex

New Berlin, WI

#10 Apr 20, 2011
HumanSpirit wrote:
These Popular Drugs Can Make You Violent Avoid Them
Some medications have been linked to an increased risk for violent, even homicidal behavior. A recent study identified 31 drugs that are disproportionately linked with violent behavior.
Time Magazine lists the top ten offenders:
1. Varenicline (Chantix): The number one violence-inducing drug on the list, this anti-smoking medication is 18 times more likely to be linked with violence when compared to other drugs
2. Fluoxetine (Prozac): This drug was the first well-known SSRI antidepressant
3. Paroxetine (Paxil): Another SSRI antidepressant, Paxil is also linked with severe withdrawal symptoms and a risk of birth defects
4. Amphetamines:(Various): Used to treat ADHD
5. Mefoquine (Lariam): A treatment for malaria which is often linked with reports of strange behavior
6. Atomoxetine (Strattera): An ADHD drug that affects the neurotransmitter noradrenaline
7. Triazolam (Halcion): This potentially addictive drug is used to treat insomnia
8. Fluvoxamine (Luvox): Another SSRI antidepressant
9. Venlafaxine (Effexor): An antidepressant also used to treat anxiety disorders
10. Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq): An antidepressant which affects both serotonin and noradrenaline
Sources:
Time Magazine January 7, 2011
PLoS One December 15, 2010; 5(12)
Pasted from < http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/ar... ;
of course drugs have side effects if you abuse them.

“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08

Chicago

#11 Apr 24, 2011
HumanSpirit wrote:
These Popular Drugs Can Make You Violent Avoid Them
Some medications have been linked to an increased risk for violent, even homicidal behavior. A recent study identified 31 drugs that are disproportionately linked with violent behavior.
Time Magazine lists the top ten offenders:
1. Varenicline (Chantix): The number one violence-inducing drug on the list, this anti-smoking medication is 18 times more likely to be linked with violence when compared to other drugs
2. Fluoxetine (Prozac): This drug was the first well-known SSRI antidepressant
3. Paroxetine (Paxil): Another SSRI antidepressant, Paxil is also linked with severe withdrawal symptoms and a risk of birth defects
4. Amphetamines:(Various): Used to treat ADHD
5. Mefoquine (Lariam): A treatment for malaria which is often linked with reports of strange behavior
6. Atomoxetine (Strattera): An ADHD drug that affects the neurotransmitter noradrenaline
7. Triazolam (Halcion): This potentially addictive drug is used to treat insomnia
8. Fluvoxamine (Luvox): Another SSRI antidepressant
9. Venlafaxine (Effexor): An antidepressant also used to treat anxiety disorders
10. Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq): An antidepressant which affects both serotonin and noradrenaline
Sources:
Time Magazine January 7, 2011
PLoS One December 15, 2010; 5(12)
Pasted from < http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/ar... ;
E-cigs compete with Chantix, undermining the entire purpose of smoking bans, the bottom line of Pfizer.
just candid

AOL

#13 May 31, 2011
Olex wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course drugs have side effects if you abuse them.
Use cauTion when using any drug. Don't drink. Let friends and family know to be on lookout for strange behavior.
No wisecracks please-lol-
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#14 May 31, 2011
generalsn1234567 wrote:
<quoted text> E-cigs compete with Chantix, undermining the entire purpose of smoking bans, the bottom line of Pfizer.
At least this chunk of baloney of yours is receiving an appropriately negative response from the "judges" this time.

E-cigs=tobacco product

Chantix=smoking cessation aid

PROFIT from Chantix=small percentage of Pfizer's income

AND Chantix comes with a money-back guarantee if you are still smoking after a certain length of time, despite the fact that it is nowhere close to 100% effective.

“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08

Chicago

#15 May 31, 2011
Hugh Jass wrote:
<quoted text>
At least this chunk of baloney of yours is receiving an appropriately negative response from the "judges" this time.
E-cigs=tobacco product
Chantix=smoking cessation aid
PROFIT from Chantix=small percentage of Pfizer's income
AND Chantix comes with a money-back guarantee if you are still smoking after a certain length of time, despite the fact that it is nowhere close to 100% effective.
Parachutes also come with a money back guarantee.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#16 May 31, 2011
generalsn1234567 wrote:
<quoted text>Parachutes also come with a money back guarantee.
Ah, I see you choose to respond to the item least connected to debunking the Bushlit you posted previously.

Parachutes' value is gradually going down, though.

“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08

Chicago

#17 Jun 1, 2011
Chantix approval was removed in France.----- http://www.theday.com/article/20110601/BIZ02/...
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#18 Jun 1, 2011
generalsn1234567 wrote:
Chantix approval was removed in France.----- http://www.theday.com/article/20110601/BIZ02/...
No, it was simply removed from the list of drugs the government medical coverage will pay for.

If the addicts wish to quit and will pay for it themselves, there is no barrier. Your source, though, provides a more jaundiced view of the recent issues with the FDA than what I've read elsewhere.

“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08

Chicago

#19 Jun 2, 2011
Hugh Jass wrote:
<quoted text>
No, it was simply removed from the list of drugs the government medical coverage will pay for.
If the addicts wish to quit and will pay for it themselves, there is no barrier. Your source, though, provides a more jaundiced view of the recent issues with the FDA than what I've read elsewhere.
It is strange that Conneticut news reports on stuff happening in France.
cheeser

Liverpool, UK

#20 Jul 16, 2011
http://hosted.comm100.com/Forum/Buy-Zyban-Onl...

i dont think zyban is that effective to stop smoking. The only real way to quit is cold turkey in my opinion. 3 weeks it takes a human to get free from the addiction to ciggies.
http://hosted.comm100.com/Forum/Buy-Zyban-Onl...
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#21 Jul 17, 2011
Why allow these to be marketed at all. Keep smoking instead of committing suicide. These Pharma companies are criminals who kill and maim without concern, unless its about paying $$ from another lawsuit where they are found at fault. Search ANY Pharma company with the word "lawsuit" and judge for yourself. And here's a little story about vaccines to read.

www.ageofautism.com/2011/06/following-vaccina...

“Non smoking freedom loving vet”

Since: Apr 08

Chicago

#23 Aug 26, 2011
Chantix wrote:
I can recommend a reputable pharmacy (Chantix) http://en.pharm4all.com/champix-starter-pack,... I received the order and it was on time and the pills work great.
Paid advertising is not allowed on Topix.
emma

United States

#26 Dec 22, 2011
Teresa wrote:
I can recommend a reputable pharmacy (Zyban) pill24.org I received the order and it was on time and the pills work great.
thank you. 5% discount coupon code: 9sh73h

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