*Update: If you or a loved one has suffered a bad reaction to Champix and you are based in the U.K., you can report it to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) here. The more people do that the clearer the true picture will become. Protect others! Report it.*
Steadily the disquiet about this medication seems to be building, particularly in the U.S., where it was made available first. There are certainly bad reports, but there are quite a few good reports as well. Trouble is, it is difficult to know whether these are genuine, or some form of marketing. I think there is certainly some of that going on – one of the responses sent to this site regarding my previous blogpost on Champix was full of praise for the medication, but it came from a site that was selling the stuff! No bias there then.
So once again – give us your views, if you have tried Champix and managed not to kill yourself. Those Champix users that did kill themselves, I’m not suggesting for a moment that the tragedy had anything to do with them taking Champix, you understand. People suffer sudden, severe personality changes and top themselves all the time, don’t they? Sure they do.
It’s probably caused by nicotine withdrawal, just as Pfizer are saying – I mean, just think of all those people you’ve known over the years that quit the fags, and then just a few weeks later threw themselves off a bridge. Probably one in every family, I should think. No, it can’t be anything to do with Champix – I mean, they tested it on a few people for twelve weeks and everything.
*If you would like to know more about hypnotherapy for stopping smoking, visit the Central Hypnotherapy website.
** To read the earlier post on Champix, and all the comments so far, click the Blogpost Category Champix/Chantix on the right side of this page.