Champix (Varenicline)Brand Names: Chantix
Related Medications: Bupropion (Wellbutrin), Nicotine (Nicorette)
Champix is a revolutionary treatment that is recommended for patients, who want to stop smoking. Varenicline, an active ingredient of the drug, affect the organism mimicking nicotine and blocking its pleasurable effect. As a result, you get less craving and milder nicotine withdrawal. It is much easier for a patient, who takes Champix to resist the temptation and stop smoking. Champix is frequently used to replace nicotine while giving up smoking.
Champix is a generally safe treatment, though it cannot be used by everyone. Consult your doctor before taking the drug and make sure your medical condition is suitable for its intake. Tell your doctor about all the health disorders and illnesses you have, especially:
Besides, tell a medical specialist about other prescription and generic treatments you are using to eliminate any risks of side effects occurrence. Never give the medication to other patients without doctor’s recommendations, even if he/she shares your symptoms.
Once you want to achieve the positive effect of Champix and stop smoking without any problems, you should strictly follow doctor’s recommendations and safety instructions. The full treatment course lasts for up to 14 days. To get the desirable effect, once should change Champix dose the following way:
It is important to take the medication regularly, at the same time every day. The duration of the treatment course is variable and depends on several features, though, the average course lasts for 12 days.
Champix intake is reported to trigger certain complications in patients. Besides, some withdrawal symptoms may occur during the treatment course. Common sideeffectsinclude the following:
The symptoms are expected to disappear after a few drug administrations. Call your doctor if the signs aggravate or other abnormalities appear, especially:
Seek immediate medical assistance if you have noticed any signs of allergic reactions or overuse symptoms.