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CHANTIX recalled by Pfizer due to increased levels of a nitrosamine

You choose to stop smoking for your health and well being. You don’t want to develop cancer. So you take CHANTIX or another type of pill that’s supposed to help you quit. What you’re not counting on though is the tool that’s supposed to help you stop smoking contains elevated levels of a potential cancer-causing toxin.


Recalled Products:

PRODUCT: Chantix Tablets, 0.5 mg NDC: 0069-0468-56

SIZE: Bottle of 56 Tablets

EXPIRATION DATE: January 2022 - May 2023


PRODUCT: Chantix Tablets, 1 mg NDC: 0069-0469-56

SIZE: Bottle of 56 Tablets

EXPIRATION DATE: September 2021 – December 2023


PRODUCT: Chantix Tablets, 1 mg NDC: 0069-0469-03

SIZE: Carton containing 4 blister packs of 14 tablets each

EXPIRATION DATE: September 2021 – June 2023


PRODUCT: Chantix Tablets, 0.5/1 mg NDC: 0069-0471-03

SIZE: Carton containing one blister pack of 11 0.5 mg tablets and one blister pack containing 42 1 mg tablets


That’s where users of CHANTIX find themselves today. Parent company Pfizer, in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has issued and expanded a recall of their tablets due to an increased presence of N-nitroso-varenicline, a nitrosamine toxin. The recall covers more than 4 varieties of CHANTIX tablets. While nitrosamines are prevalent today, they can be dangerous when we’re exposed to higher than normal levels of them for a long period of time.

Pfzier and the FDA want to stress to users of CHANTIX though that at this time, taking the medication outweighs the risks associated with an increased presence of N-nitroso-varenicline. Instead of ceasing use of CHANTIX, customers should instead contact their healthcare provider.

To read the full recall release from the FDA’s website, click here: