Chantix and Zyban (Wellbutrin) to get black box warnings

chantix_500pxMore black box warnings for an antidepressant (Wellbutrin) that doubles as a quit smoking drug (so it’s also called Zyban) and Chantix the quit smoking drug with a killer reputation. Literally.

FDA warning:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it is requiring manufacturers to put a Boxed Warning on the prescribing information for the smoking cessation drugs Chantix (varenicline) and Zyban (buproprion). The warning will highlight the risk of serious mental health events including changes in behavior, depressed mood, hostility, and suicidal thoughts when taking these drugs. (read rest here)

Hat tip: Furious Seasons

2 thoughts on “Chantix and Zyban (Wellbutrin) to get black box warnings

  1. I’m tempted to ask why they don’t just put a Picture of a Cemetery Headstone on these poisons, ……. but That Warning might actually Get People’s Attention, and cut off the Profits.


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