Some users of the drug report erratic thoughts with suicidal tendencies. One man allegedly had thoughts of jumping in front of a bus or putting his head into his computer screen. Other people have alleged that Chantix did no more than give them some strange nightmares. Another disturbing fact is that roughly forty-five percent of people in America who smoke also battle with mental illness. It's unpleasant to think that people who may be smoking to calm their nerves may allegedly want to commit suicide because they took a drug that amplified their mental condition.
People who are for the drug allegedly believe that claims of suicide are a farce and the drug poses no imminent danger. Some of the American public is lauding it as one of the best smoking cessation drugs to enter the market. Pfizer who manufactures Chantix has alleged that smoking is already a mentally traumatic event even without the use of a drug. Some experts in the field of psychiatry allege that the benefits to taking Chantix far outweigh the negatives. Many argue allegedly that if someone takes the smoking cessation drug and remains under the care of a doctor, their situation will turn out fine. Other experts believe that the benefit of having the ability to quit smoking is far more beneficial than any side effects Chantix may allegedly induce.
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A person who had a history of mental illness had allegedly self-reported mental issues arising from taking the drug. The person in question allegedly had suffered from depression in the past before taking the smoking cessation aid. Upon taking it they felt depressed, missed work, cried often, and had suicidal thoughts. One person allegedly was so bad off that their family kept trying to get ahold of them to make sure they were okay. The person allegedly avoided contact with others and experienced extreme moodiness. Since the person ceased taking the drug allegedly their mood and depression have lifted significantly. It's alleged that the person went right back to smoking since they couldn't successfully stay on the drug.
By Delsia Hartford