Chantix recall

Posted by Merry, Volunteer Mentor @merpreb, Jul 6, 2021

When I quit smoking part of my regime was using a patch. But for the most part, it was cold turkey and pretty tough. But I did it and never cheated. I quit because an X-ray showed a large tumor in my lower right lobe. That was in 1997. And here I am, a Mentor for Mayo Connect!

An alert was posted by the CDC on Chantix. I know, I know this is a tough one, especially if you are liking this medication. But I know that you all are determined so if this were for me I would be on the phone as soon as I could and get on something else.

FDA announced Pfizer's voluntary recall of the smoking cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) at the warehouse level due to potentially unacceptable levels of a nitrosamine impurity. It recommended Pfizer expand its recall to the consumer level, but said the company has not done so yet.
As I said, quitting was tough, but day after day it got easier and easier. How are you all doing?

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I think @mfv @mcmurf2 @susangourdlady @wgatap21 @littleonefmohio might appreciate joining this discussion.

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