i love to search out things. a thread asked about weight gain from chantix (the name i will use) and i could not find any science, just anecdotal information, meaning not provable, but a possibility.
that led me to see if i could find facts. my threshold for 'facts' is the source and then cross referencing that source. what i share here is what was left over after i discounted things that did not meet my threshold for facts. enjoy!
i'll take them with a grain of hesitation, but somehow one must suspend doubt when getting info from your drug dealer, right? right. for me the drug was my general practitioners' (dr) suggestion. i trust him. and as most of the literature suggests 'you should discuss the taking of this drug with your doctor'.
an easy to read overview of the drug from a source that is used by my insurance carrier:
another easy to read overview that i felt confident about for my drug store sends me here:
the united states national medical library, which had tons of information:
one could get lost here....uhmm...i did:
and then, here in america, we have the food and drug administration, also known as the FDA. i know how it works (ha...yes, money....but....): the company brings in their information which supposedly non company drs (we the peoples' drs) reads, maybe even does some tests on and researches for other drs/scientist that are doing test/research on the drug. that being said, i did find their information vast and useful AND very much sounding like the company from time to time:
and i swear this is the paper that came with the box, you know the one, that has all that little mouse print that really explains everything if your at least a first year med student....which i'm not, but i can look stuff up....but for this old guy it was much easier to read then that little paper!
now all this info is just a start for you can hit all sorts of tabs at each site---except the pdf---so if nothing more it is a great distraction. more importantly i hope it will help a newbie either thinking or just starting chantix to get a good idea of what they are in for before we all start sharing the anecdotal stuff....the best part, right? right.
oh! and, of course, music while you read....duh, right? right!
for the classical mind:
for the complicated mind:
love you all, mean it,