Iv a predisposition for depression for which I take medication. I'm worried that my depression will become worse. Recently I went to the heart doctor and he told me that my valves was getting rusty because of smoking. I can't tell you that I want to stop smoking but I know I have to and I want to intellectually. I don't think I can stop without trying the chantix but I've heard horror stories. My kids want me to stop smoking but they are afraid for me to take chantix . Recently I've been reading that chantix can damage your heart and since I've already started to have a problem I'm afraid it'll make it worse. Yet I think it's the only shot I have I don't know what's true about and what's not? The warning say something about depression and that scares me the most now it scares me about the heart problem. I'm undecided what to do
Terrideco; Glad you posted this you have very valid concerns; But you said your HEART doctor prescribed this for you he knows your heart better than anyone and gave you this prescription If it were me I would talk to the doctor that is prescribing your depression medications and see what that doctor says. I have dispensed a lot of this when I was still working and don't know of one person that stoped it because of increased depression. Yes it is a side effect that is why you should clear it with your other doctor knowing what other medications your on. And have that doctor give the okay when you look at the side effects on this site Drugs.com You can see that the increased depression is very low when you compare it to the people that were taking placbo's But I would not take it without getting the okay from your other doctor. And no matter what you have to also make up your mind that you want to quit smoking. Ask your doctor about Bupropion XL some people have had very good luck with that. And if you don't mind I would love to hear what your doctor says about the Chantix.
- Chantix Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Chantix (detailed)
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