What is Chantix?
Chantix is a smoking session drug used by adults. It is used in addition to other treatment programs such as counseling and sources of support. Education can help as well. Smoking is one of the leading sources of health problems in the U.S. It can result in lung and heart cancer as well as diseases of these organs.
Chantix (Varenicline) Information
It works by blocking nicotine's interaction with the brain that causes the urge to smoke.
Chantix can be used in different ways to help you stop smoking. Talk to your doctor to see which approach may work best for you. Most people pick a “quit date” and take the medication as directed by their doctor. Once you start taking varenicline, your doctor may suggest that you slowly increase your dose over time to prevent side effects.
The starter pack comes in 0.5 mg and 1mg tabs. You should only increase your dose when instructed.
You may or may not smoke depending on your treatment method. It is important to stop smoking by your end date. It can help to simply slowly reduce how often you need to smoke.
Until your urge is eliminated completely. Talk to your doctor if you find you cannot stop smoking even with medical treatment and counseling.
Do not stop taking varenicline unless instructed to do so by your doctor. You may need to keep taking it even if you have managed to stop smoking by your end date.
All orders from Sunshine Pharmacy are delivered in the manufacturer's packaging and include a medication guide. We ask that you carefully read this information sheet and call us if you have any questions or do not understand the document.
Advice your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- depression or other mental health disorders
- heart/blood vessel disease
- kidney disease
- heart attack
They may grow worse with treatment or affect how the medicine works. You should limit your alcohol intake as you may not have the same tolerance during treatment. You may get drunker with fewer drinks and this can increase the risk of drowsiness, blackouts and unusual behavior.
Avoid taking this with other nicotine replacement therapies. It may increase your risk of experiencing side effects such as nicotine withdrawal.
Your prescription label should have instructions to ensure you are taking this product properly. call your doctor or pharmacist if you experience adverse effects such as suicidal thoughts, trouble sleeping or depression. If you experience these symptoms, stop taking chantix and contact your health care professional.
Chantix may make you dizzy or affect your judgment. You should use caution when driving or operating machinery while taking chantix. You may need to determine how the product affects you before engaging in these activities.
There are potential known drug interactions associated with Chantix. You should disclose all of your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and all current prescription medicines. Our pharmacists will provide therapeutic screening for all orders against this supplied list.
Call your doctor or seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction or drug interaction.
We do not list all possible known side effects.You may experience a side effect that is not provided here. If you find that you are noticing severe side effects call your doctor or one of our pharmacists for counseling and medical advice.
Your doctor will normally balance the benefits of treatment versus any possible adverse reactions. Please call us and speak to the pharmacist if you have concerns about buying Chantix online.
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
- slurred speech
- tenderness in the stomach area
- numbness of the feet, hands and around the mouth
- chest pain or discomfort
- pale skin
- bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
- unexplained weight loss
- noisy breathing
- unusual weight gain or loss
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- bloody stools
- cold sweats
- deep or fast breathing with dizziness
- dry mouth
- tingling of the hands or feet
- pounding in the ears
- blurred vision
- rapid weight gain
- flushed, dry skin
- burning feeling in the chest or stomach
- troubled breathing with exertion
- increased hunger
- fruit-like breath odor
- loss of consciousness
- headache, severe and throbbing
Varenicline is generic equivalent to Chantix and is available in 0.5mg and 1mg dosages at as low as $1.43/tab when you buy Varenicline online.
Varenicline is manufactured by Apotex Inc. in Canada.
Frequently Asked Questions About Chantix (Varenicline)
Varenicline is the active ingredient in Chantix. Apo, or Apotex is the manufacturer of the generic product.
It is currently available. If this changes the product card will be adjusted appropriately.
The manufacturer advises against crushing, chewing or splitting the tablets.
American insurance is not accepted in Canada. You may, however, be reimbursed. Talk to your insurance provider for details and whether or not they accept it.
It is not. It works directly with your nicotine receptors to reduce cravings. Other smoking cessation drugs may double as antidepressants, however.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is intended as supplementary information to that provided by your doctor. The guidance provided by your doctor supersedes any information provided on the website. Do not avoid or disregard any counseling from your licensed medical professional based on this information. If you have any medical questions that are not answered here, we do offer counseling from a licensed pharmacist.