As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Chantix. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
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List of references (click here):
Chantix [package insert]. New York, NY: Pfizer Inc.;2011 July.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed July 25, 2007.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Early communication about an ongoing safety review:
varenicline (marketed as Chantix) (11/20/2007). FDA Web site. http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/early_comm/varenicline.htm, Accessed November 20, 2007.
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