Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Smoking cessation drug's link to depression countered

From CBC News:
A newer smoking cessation drug is not linked to an increased risk of self-harm or depression, a British study suggests.

Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have warned that people taking varenicline — sold in Canada as Champix and in the U.S. as Chantix — have experienced unusual feelings of agitation, depressed mood, hostility, changes in behaviour or impulsive or disturbing thoughts, such as ideas of self-harm or of harming others.

The smoking cessation product is effective. British researchers writing in Friday's issue of the British Medical Journal looked for more evidence of adverse neuropsychiatric effects related to the drug. ...more

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