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Adverse neuropsychiatric events associated with varenicline use in veterans: a case series.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23017042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Varenicline represents a major advance in the treatment of nicotine addiction and has been shown to be safe and effective to promote abstinence. However, in a small number of patients, neuropsychiatric adverse events and worsening of underlying psychiatric conditions have been reported. As the veteran population has higher rates of co-morbid psychiatric conditions and nicotine dependence this population may be at higher risk for serious adverse effects to varenicline warranting close monitoring. Herein we report seven cases of varenicline associated neuropsychiatric adverse events and describe an institutional response to adequately monitor patients to ensure safety and efficacy.
Authors:
Matthew Cantrell; Tami Argo; Lauren Haak; Laurel Janney
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Issues in mental health nursing     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1096-4673     ISO Abbreviation:  Issues Ment Health Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907126     Medline TA:  Issues Ment Health Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  665-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Iowa City VA Health Care System , Iowa City, Iowa , USA.
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