It has become more and more evident that smoking is dangerous and hazardous to your health. Every pack of cigarettes comes with a warning from the Surgeon General. Due to this increase in health awareness, more people are searching for effective means of quitting the habit. Pharmaceutical companies are aware of this and are rushing to the market to provide the newest, hottest, most effective way to quit. Unfortunately, in that haste, quality control can become suspect.

Chantix (varenicline tartrate) is a drug developed by the Pfizer group that is intended to stop smoking. According to the Chantix website, the drug works by targeting nicotine receptors in the brain and blocking them out, thus stopping the nicotine reaction that causes dependency.

Furthermore, according to the website, the medication is 44% effective in helping people quit smoking. The only problem is the extensive list of side effects that seem to come with the product.

Chantix works by effecting the brain directly. Anytime a medication does that there is a high risk for side effects due to the extreme complexity of the chemicals and makeup of the human mind.

Common Side Effects

According to the main Chantix website, the major side effects of the product are:

Nausea (30%)
Sleep problems (trouble sleeping, changes in dreaming)

Some other side effects include headache and loss of taste. More importantly, some individuals experience an increase in depression, emotional instability, aggression, and suicidal thoughts.

Open Communication is Key

If you are considering using this drug, realize the potential hazards involved. Be communicative with your doctor about other medications you are on and other health issues you may have.

If you start to feel the more dangerous side effects of this drug, discontinue use and always have a support network nearby.

Your Legal Rights

Legal action is being taken against Pfizer for their lack of early communication regarding the severity of side effects involved. There are individuals who are reporting injury or a damage to lifestyle (loss of job through erratic behavior, etc) due to the drug.

If you or a loved one has suffered in a similar fashion, it is important to get proper legal representation before proceeding further with your potential legal claim against Chantix.

Note: This article is not medical advice and is not a substitute for communication with a medical professional.

Author's Bio: 

Bill Hayes is owner of The Hayes Firm, a specialized personal injury attorney network designed to find the best lawyer for each individual client. Every incident is unique, and it's important to have someone with many years of experience and an extensive network to help you find the right kind of attorney. Chantix Lawsuit Claims are one of Bill's specialties and he will be able to properly guide you through the legal process and get you the help you need. Visit today and receive a free legal consultation!