Chantix and PTSD

For those of you who know, live with, or work with those diagnosed with PTSD, be aware that the smoking cessation drug, Chantix, has been found to be seriously problematic. Apparently, the drug has been linked to a number of suicides as well as to increased agitation, mania, panic, nightmares, and suicidal ideation. One might expect that those suffering the distress of PTSD might experience even more of these side effects.

This isn’t new information. There are news items you can find going back to 2008. Given that there is a lawsuit underway, probably most providers already know about it. But, it was news to me so I’m passing it on to you just in case you know of a vet who is trying to kick the nicotine habit.

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