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FDA Updates Chantix Label to Include Potential Alcohol Interaction

The Food and Drug Administration is warning that the prescription smoking cessation medicine Chantix (varenicline) can change the way people react to alcohol. Interactions between alcohol and Chantix have resulted in some patients experiencing increased intoxicating effects of alcohol, sometimes associated with aggressive behavior and/or amnesia. Via U.S. Food and…

FDA to Pfizer: Black Box Warning Stays on Chantix

The most serious side-effects warning that the FDA requires will stay on Chantix for now. After a full day of listening to new evidence about the drug, 2 advisory committees to the FDA voted overwhelmingly to keep the Black Box warning about the neuropsychiatric side effects of Pfizer’s smoking-cessation pill. In…