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what are some of the side effects of the medication chantix?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many: Common side effects include nausea, insomnia, headaches, and abnormal dreams. More serious effects include depression, suicidality, agitation, behavioral disorders, swelling, and others.
Answered on Jan 5, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Side effects: The fda requires a black box warning for chantix. Per http://www.Aboutlawsuits.Com/chantix-black-box-suicide-warning-4684/ "a boxed warning will notify consumers that the smoking cessation drug may ^ the risk of changes in behavior, depression, hostility ; suicidal thoughts.".
Answered on Jan 5, 2014

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