July 28, 2011
Quitting smoking is no easy task, and many turn to their doctors for help. However, a popular drug prescribed to help tobacco users kick the habit may be responsible for a drug injury recently discovered from its side effects.
According to a recent article in Time Magazine, Chantix may be linked to a new drug injury, according to one study.
The drug injury mentioned that there may be an increased risk of heart attack among its users. The drug is known for helping smokers quit their habit.
The study said that the increased drug injury of heart attack was found in smokers and smokeless tobacco users and took place within a year of using the drug.
The announcement of the drug injury was based on a study performed among 700 smokers with diagnosed cardiovascular disease and were given Chantix or a placebo for a few months. Since the discovery of the drug injury, the FDA has required that a warning label be placed on the drug.
Would you resort to drugs to help kick a bad habit? What if the drug posed the chance of drug injury from its side effects?