FDA Warns of Mood Swings and Suicides With Smoking-Cessation Drug

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FDA Warns of Mood Swings and Suicides With Smoking-Cessation Drug

 

 

MedPage Today 2008-02-04

 

 

The FDA said today it has confirmed 39 suicides -- 34 of them in the U.S. -- among persons using the smoking-cessation drug varenicline (Chantix).

 

 

The FDA said that Pfizer, which makes varenicline, estimated that about five million people have used the drug since it was approved in May 2006, suggesting that the event rate was quite low.

 

 

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