The generic ingredient in Champix is varenicline, which belongs to the class of drugs called nicotinic receptor partial agonists. This medicine is a relatively new product that can help you treat your smoking addiction. It has a different mode of action compared to nicotine replacement products.
Doctors typically prescribe Champix to people who want to quit smoking, particularly if they did not have success with nicotine replacement therapy. Together with counselling, Champix helps adults quit smoking.
Nicotine from tobacco stimulates certain receptors in the brain. Champix mimics this action, thereby reducing both the urge to smoke and withdrawal symptoms. In addition, it blocks the effects of nicotine, so it lowers the satisfaction you experience if you start to smoke again.
Usually, you will start this medication before you quit smoking. The usual starting dose of Champix is 0.5mg once daily for the first three days, then 0.5mg twice daily for the next four days. The next step is to either continue taking 0.5mg twice daily or your doctor may increase your dose to 1mg twice daily. The Starter Pack contains both strengths, 0.5mg and 1.0mg. The maximum dose of Champix is 1mg twice daily. This medication is taken orally.
These may not be all the side effects of Champix.
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Do not use this medication if you are using nicotine patches, gum or inhalers because it may cause more side effects.
It is important that you report any mental health issues that you have had in the past so your doctor can monitor your progress for new or worsened emotional or behavioural problems. Tell your doctor if you have had seizures or problems with your kidneys or heart.
Store Champix between 15°C – 30°C. Keep out of the reach of children.
More than just a bad habit, smoking addiction occurs when the body craves regular doses of nicotine which causes changes in the brain chemistry and central nervous system. Symptoms of withdrawal include irritability, fatigue, insomnia, increased appetite and dizziness. Withdrawal symptoms usually last two to four weeks.
After you receive a prescription from your doctor, you can buy Champix online at YouDrugstore. Together with counselling, this medication helps patients quit smoking. YouDrugstore offers you the chance to order Champix at the same price most Canadians pay because we are an online Canadian pharmacy. Before you can purchase Champix it is necessary to provide us with your prescription so that our professional team of health care specialists can review your order. After careful examination of your order we will ship your Champix to you for a low cost in shipping. YouDrugstore also offers free shipping on any order over $100. If you have any questions our helpful staff will be happy to assist you.