Note: At the bottom of this 11-year-old post is new 2022 information on the new Chantix cancer class action lawsuit.
Add Heart Attack and Stroke (and Cancer in 2022) to the Long List of Problems Reported by Chantix Users
With powerful evidence from a new Chantix study, heart attacks and strokes have been added to the potential risks associated with Chantix.
Chantix has been a controversial drug from day one and consumer advocates have long been pushing for its removal from the very beginning. It has been associated with many side effects, including increased risk for aggressive and suicidal behavior, diabetes, and a host of other ailments. The warning label was eventually changed on the risk of suicide and suicidal ideations (and later changed back with an acknowledgment of psychiatric events that have occurred with people on Chantix).
Some consumer complaints have been proven, some have been disproven, and the jury is still out on others. But now the data is showing something else new that Pfizer will also probably ignore: Chantix increases the risk of heart attack or stroke.