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What is Chantix?

Chantix (varenicline), is a prescription pharmaceutical that is prescribed to adults to aide in their battle to quit smoking tobacco. The drug, which is manufactured and marked by Pfizer, as an unorthodox smoking cessation tool, does not address the addiction to smoking through acting on the patient's brain, so as to gradually reduce the urges, the cravings, the need for tobacco. Instead, Chantix targets neuro-receptors in the patient's brain, and, ostensibly, takes away the pleasure the patient experiences when smoking.

While some patients have been successful in quitting smoking, aided by Chantix, what is alarming are the myriad of stories, or normal people, who have had their lives altered by the drug through severe side-effects, such as: headache; nausea; upset stomach; increased appetite; taste changes; strange dreams; and, vomiting. The more extreme side-effects may include: severe irritability; anti-social behavior; severe depression, thoughts of suicide; and, unnecessary aggression.

If you or a loved one have used Chantix and believe that you suffered medical injuries as a result, contact an Chantix Attorney at the Finz firm now at (888) FINZ-FIRM or complete the Free Chantix Case Evaluation form to find out how the Finz law firm can help you.

How does Chantix Work?

The mechanism for the efficacy of Chantix is its affect upon the neuro-receptors in the patient's brain, specifically those which respond to nicotine by releasing dopamine, a neuro-transmitter in the brain. Dopamine is responsible for the feelings of pleasure or satisfaction a smoker experiences when they use tobacco, and the nicotine they inhale is absorbed through their lungs into their bloodstream; and, transported to their brain. When the nicotine penetrates the blood-brain-barrier, and enters the brain, it attaches to the dopamine modulation receptors, and dopamine is released.

What Chantix does, through its presence in the bloodstream and, subsequently, the brains of the patients wishing to quit smoking, is block the ability of the neuro receptor to accept and bind to the nicotine; and, thereby, Chantix short-circuits the entire process of dopamine release through nicotine administration by smoking.

What are the Side-Effects of Chantix?

The side-effects of Chantix include, but are not limited to:

  • angina ;
  • arrhythmia;
  • bradycardia;
  • myocardial infarction;
  • palpitations;
  • tachycardia;
  • ventricular extrasystoles;
  • acute coronary syndrome;
  • atrial fibrillation;
  • cardiac flutter;
  • coronary artery disease;
  • tinnitus;
  • thyroid gland disorders;
  • depression;
  • mood swings;
  • extreme aggression; and,
  • anti-social behavior.

Legal Help for Chantix Victims

If you or a loved one have used Chantix and believe that you suffered medical injuries as a result, contact an Chantix Attorney at the Finz firm now at (888) FINZ-FIRM or complete the Free Chantix Case Evaluation form to find out how the Finz law firm can help you.

If you have taken this drug don't hesitate... contact a Chantix Defective Drug Lawyer now at (888) FINZ-FIRM.

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