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Illinois Chantix Lawsuit Attorneys
Chicago Chantix Litigation Lawyers
Chantix, a smoking cessation drug, is currently being monitored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because of the risk of serious side effects, including suicidal thoughts and depression. The Chicago class action drug litigation attorneys at Ankin Law Offices have significant experience representing clients in product liability lawsuits, including class action cases and unsafe pharmaceutical litigation. If you or someone you love has experienced health problems as a result of using Chantix, our skilled Illinois unsafe pharmaceutical attorneys can help you with any product liability lawsuit you may have.
What Is Chantix?
Chantix was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006 to help patients quit smoking. Chantix works by blocking nicotine from stimulating brain receptors so a user does not receive a dopamine release like they do when smoking, while Chantix delivers a small dose of dopamine to the user so that the user’s urge to smoke is less intense.
What Are the Reported Problems with Chantix?
There have been reports of Chantix user’s experiencing suicidal thoughts, depression, violent behavior and cardiovascular problems. The Institute for Safe Medicines also believes that there is a link between Chantix and serious accidents and falls, cardiac rhythm disturbances, acute myocardial infarction, seizures, diabetes, and psychosis.
What Is the Status of Chantix?
In 2009, the FDA instructed manufacturers of smoking cessation aids, including Chantix, to include a boxed warning label and a medication guide with the drug that warns of the risk of serious neuropsychiatric symptoms, including changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depression, suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide. The FDA had previously, in 2008, warned healthcare providers, patients and caregivers of the potential risks associated with Chantix.
Chantix lawsuits – both individual and class action lawsuits – are being reviewed by the experienced Illinois unsafe pharmaceutical attorneys at Ankin Law Offices. If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury or death, contact one of the skilled Chicago unsafe pharmaceuticals attorneys at Ankin Law Offices, LLC to discuss a possible Chantix product liability or wrongful death lawsuit.
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