Chantix™ is a non-nicotine pill, approved by the ">FDA, available only by prescription. It has quickly become a popular and effective "> medicine for use in quitting smoking. It was developed solely for this purpose, and it is believed to work by interfering with nicotine receptors in the brain. As a consequence, the smoker’s brain is not able to enjoy the ‘rewarding’ effects of nicotine, and the smoker’s "> withdrawal symptoms will be lessened as well.

Common side effects of Chantix include:

While Chantix has worked well for many people, there is some concerns about suicidal behavior in patients with a medical history of mental illness. Acording to Pfizer’s web site, “Some patients have reported changes in behavior, agitation, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts or actions when attempting to quit smoking while taking Chantix or after stopping Chantix. If either you, your family, or caregiver notice agitation, depressed mood, or changes in behavior that are not typical for you, or if you develop suicidal thoughts or actions, stop taking Chantix and call your doctor right away. Also tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems before taking Chantix, as these symptoms may worsen while taking Chantix.”

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