Monday, July 06, 2009

Suicide warning over anti-smoking drugs

The United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about the suicide risk of the anti-smoking drugs Chantix (varenicline) and Zyban (bupropion). There have been 98 suicides in people taking Chantix and 14 in people taking Zyban with nearly 5,000 'serious psychiatric events' caused by the two drugs. The drugs have also been linked to an increased risk of accidents with loss of consciousness, mental confusion, dizziness and muscle spasms.

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