I've seen ads for chantix, & I need to know if its safe for me to take. I have smoked for 30 years, i have suffered from seizures all my life, i've also had 2 heart attacks, and need to know the risks if i were to try the quit smoking aid (chantix). i need to quit and i fear that i may have bigger trouble with my seizures. please help me to know what i can take that won't put me at more risk. thank you
Chantix is used as a smoking cessation medicine or treatment. It is used together with behavior modification and counseling support to help you stop smoking cigarettes. Chantix works in the brain to block the pleasurable effects of smoking. This helps to decrease your desire to keep smoking.
I beg of you PLEASE DO NOT take chantix. I do not have an underlying seizure disorder and on day 21 of taking chantix I fell out into 3 grand mal seizures between 1:10 AM and 7:00AM. I have been contacted by many people some who have had seizures prior to taking chantix and those people are now having up to 10 grand mal seizures a day! The others had never had a seizure and some of them are now having seizures after stopping 3 yrs ago. Attys are now taking these cases and I wanted you to be aware of how dangerous this could be to you. Many other side effects are coming to light now as well. Heart issues, diabetes, suicide, neuropsychiatric issues.
- Chantix Information for Consumers
- Chantix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Chantix (detailed)
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