Despite the overtly obvious knowledge that almost anyone has these days that smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products is an extremely dangerous habit, millions of people continue to do so at great risk to themselves and to others around them. However, recent advancements in medical research have led to the release of many different medications designed to help quit smoking. One of the leading medications in this regard has been Chantix.
However, reports of serious Chantix side effects eventually began to surface, and these alleged side effects were not only extremely dangerous but also difficult to notice by others. If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of using this medication, you need to seek the help of experienced Chantix side effects lawyers as soon as possible. Below is a brief introduction to this troubling issue.
Chantix is a medication that is manufactured by Pfizer, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Chantix is available via prescription and is usually administered to people who need immediate and forceful help in the quitting of smoking habits. Chantix works by releasing a substance known as Varenicline, which is a form of salt, into the system. This Varenicline attaches to receptors in the brain much like nicotine, which is the addictive substance in cigarettes. Therefore, Chantix helps wean someone off of a nicotine addiction in this manner.
Unfortunately for many people, reports of serious Chantix side effects eventually began to surface, and for some people these alleged side effects were actually deadly. Specifically, examples of common Chantix side effects have included:
Estimates indicate that as many as 400 people who were taking Chantix attempted suicide, and more than 30 people who were using this medication in order to quit smoking succeeded at taking their own lives. As a result of these reports of Chantix side effects, the FDA has required that a warning be attached to the labels of Chantix regarding these risks. In addition, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that Chantix could impair driving ability and the Federal Aviation Administration has banned the use of this medication for pilots and air traffic controllers.
If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of using Chantix to quit smoking, you need to seek the help of experienced Chantix side effects lawyers who have a long and successful track record of holding large corporations accountable for the harm they have caused. Contact Parilman & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.
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