... Once i stopped taking the drug i noticed that when i drink alcohol (more than 3 drinks) i black out. Anyone else know anything about this?
A relative of mine has just had a very similar, and scary experience. Nothing seems to explain except for the Chantix. I think the responses you are getting on this site are posted by the Chantix folks who monitor this site for this very purpose. There are class action suits going on and others have reported black outs on Chantix.
Pledge ... You could not be further from correct. I have been on chantix for 2 months and in those 2 months I have drank 5 times and all 5 times resulted in black out AND aggressive and mean behavior (which neither that behavior nor blacking out have ever been an issue with more or a characteristic ) I am usually a very happy light hearted person but chantix has definitely caused me to black out with alcohol .
Yikes! I have blacked out 3 times - exact experience that you have. After about 3 drinks - Out! This is so scary. The first time was near the end of taking it for 3 months (first time I drank since quitting smoking). A month off Chantix it still made me black out. Now it's been 2 months and I blacked out again. Very disturbing to read that this drug may have permanently affected my body chemistry.
I haven't used Chantix, but I have quit chewing/smoking using the patch about 4 times. Yes I experienced blackouts much easier after coming off the patch. Other people I know have experienced the same thing. I'm not sure if you subconsciously drink more, digest it faster or if your brain/body processes it quicker. I got to the point of being fearful of all day get togethers that involved alcohol.
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