FDA May Upgrade Chantix Warning
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Oct 25, 2008 in Dangerous Drugs
The FDA may upgrade warnings on Pfizers antismoking drug Chantix. A nonprofit safety group referred to a string of traffic accidents and seizures involving individuals on the drug. Blackouts and temporary loss of vision have also been reported.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices said 1,001 serious incidents involving Chantix users were reported in the first three months of this year. Thats more than the total number of serious incidents for the top 10 most-prescribed brand-name drugs combined.
The FDA is currently reviewing the reports to see if the current labeling related to the accidents is adequate. The FDA is already investigating previous reports of serious psychiatric and suicidal behavior linked to the drug.