Anti-smoking Drugs may Cause Mental Disorders

by Rajashri on  July 7, 2009 at 7:53 PM Drug News
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 Anti-smoking Drugs may Cause Mental Disorders
Popular anti-smoking drugs Champix and Zyban may cause mental disorders, it has emerged. After US authorities warned about these effects, Aussie counterparts may likely do the same, says a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) spokeswoman.

"It may be that smoking's something that people with mental health problems ... do more than people who don't smoke," public health expert professor Simon Chapman told 702 ABC Sydney. "So that population group is going to have a background of incidents of mental health problems and it could be that some of these reports are reports about mental health episodes that may have happened anyway."

Statistics have revealed that there have been 400 psychiatric disturbances linked to the drug Zyban.



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Champix is an oral smoking cessation drug that is prescribed to smokers who wish to stop smoking. A research conducted in the UK shows that there are millions of people ready to stop smoking, but only if they find an external help. Champix proves the much required help for smoking cessation; however it should be prescribed to you by the doctor.

Champix is a prescription pill that may not be suitable for all smokers who wish to quit smoking. It contains varenicline tartrate as the main active ingredient and some additional inactive ingredients that may cause allergic reactions in some users.

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