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Are there any risks in taking Chantix?

Chantix can cause mood changes or contribute to mental health problems, such as depression and suicidal thoughts. Quitting smoking can also cause anxiety in people. If you are taking Chantix and your thoughts become strange or worrisome, if you are paranoid, confused, manic, or are acting aggressively or out of character, seek help immediately. People with kidney disease should only take Chantix with a doctor’s recommendation. A serious skin reaction could potentially be fatal and has occurred in some people taking this medication. Some people have also developed seizures, particularly in the first month of taking Chantix. 

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