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Champix Report: Severe anxiety crying mild

Champix Report: Severe anxiety crying mild

A following Champix side effect report was submitted by a user.

Male patient reported the following Champix side effects :
Severe anxiety, crying, mild depression, changes in behaviour, changes in personality, difficulty concentrating

Irish male began taking champix as a smoking secession aid. After approx. 10 days began noticing changes in behaviour. Continued to take drug for 7 more days before stopping. Behaviour and personality continued to change rapidly and severe anxiety and mild depression ensued approx. 2 weeks after stopping the drug. Behavioural and depressive symptoms ceased gradually between 4-5 weeks after coming of champix. Anxiety was treated with Xanax for 1 week and then gradually ceased throughout the same period.

Medication Dosage: 1mg
Medication Frequency: Twice daily
Patient Age: 29
Patient Weight: 150
Other medications: None
Diagnosis: Smoking secession
Pre-existing conditions: Smoker
Hospitalized? No
Life-threatening? No
Disabled? No
Birth Defects? No
Was intervention required to prevent damage? No
Other serious medical events? Yes Extreme changes in behaviour and personality
Died? No

It is estimated that 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events occur each year. Many more millions of mild adverse drug events occur each year which can affect your health, mental state, and normal everyday functioning. Drug side effects can cause death, disability, and illness.

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