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champex
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stop smoking pill ## The medicine to help with smoking cessation that you are talking about is called Chantix. Please feel free to view the drug information page to learn more about this medicine. ## I am thanking all the people who were involved with the creation of Champex and what it has done for me. ## does this really work ! it is suppose to make smoking taste bad,it doesnt seem to be working !how long can a person stay on the pills and keep smoking ? ## You are supposed to take 1 pill/day for days 1,2&3; take 2/day for days 4,5,6&7; then decide one day between days 8-14 to stop smoking; all the while taking two pills a day for days 8-(total of 3 months). It's worked for everyone I have seen take it.. and I'm on it now ## In response to the site admin comment... Thi...
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Cigarette free for a week!
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I am on my 12th week of Chantix and have been cig free for one week. When should I stop taking the Chantix. I am a little afraid if I stop taking the medication, I will want to start smoking again. ## Hello, Christine! How are you? Congrats on quitting, that's very tough to do! I'd suggest checking with your doctor to see what they recommend. Some people do need to take it for a longer period of time and it can be taken for another 12 weeks to help you remain smoke free. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, mood swings, dry mouth and headache. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 5 days ago.
 
Any way to reverse long-term Chantix side effects?
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My mother took Chantix several years ago in an effort to quit smoking. Well, she quit for a year. During that time, however, she became unbearably depressed. She has no history of depression. She consulted a doctor several times and tried 3 different prescriptions, 1 of them being Zoloft. She stopped because she said they made her feel like she was just in a constant haze. She hasn't been to a doctor or a psychologist since then. In the mean time, she started smoking again because she thought that it would make the depression go away. It didn't. Because of her experience with the 3 prescriptions, she is unwilling to go back to a doctor, and dismisses any notion of going to a psychologist. Our family has pleaded with her to keep trying, even if she has to tell whoever she sees th...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
Chantix Headache and Nausea
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I have been taking Chantix for a week tomorrow. From the first pill, I started getting a headache. Since then, the headache has stayed with me even after using ibuprofen and all throughout the night I am awakened by it. NEVER have I had a headache for this long and RARELY have I suffered headaches before, just mild and on occasion. The nausea comes and goes, but when it hits it hits hard. I feel weak and groggy too. I am hoping this will go away once I stop taking the Chantix, but I want to give it a few weeks so I can kick the habit. Yes, also a nasty taste in my mouth and no real interest in food, but eat because I know I have to. VERY BIZARRE how such a small pill with such low dosage can wreak so much havoc. I know for the long term, if it works, quitting is what's best for me, ...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
Headache and Nausea
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I have been taking Chantix for a week tomorrow. From the first pill, I started getting a headache. Since then, the headache has stayed with me even after using ibuprofen and all throughout the night I am awakened by it. NEVER have I had a headache for this long and RARELY have I suffered headaches before, just mild and on occasion. The nausea comes and goes, but when it hits it hits hard. I feel weak and groggy too. I am hoping this will go away once I stop taking the Chantix, but I want to give it a few weeks so I can kick the habit. Yes, also a nasty taste in my mouth and no real interest in food, but eat because I know I have to. VERY BIZARRE how such a small pill with such low dosage can wreak so much havoc. I know for the long term, if it works, quitting is what's best for me, ...
Updated 9 days ago.
 
Cigarette free.
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I am on my 12th week of Chantix and have been cig free for one week. When should I stop taking the Chantix. I am a little afraid if I stop taking the medication, I will want to start smoking again. ## Hi Christine, Congrats on making it to the 12th week! I'm sure it wasn't easy by any means. Just wanted to comment on "when to stop taking chantix"... And I think due to the possibility of withdrawal symptoms, it would probably be best to discuss tapering options with your doctor in order to help minimize any risk factors. A lot of feedback I've seen in other threads talk about depression or irritability being an issue upon quitting, but I think anything mental can be overcome if you surround yourself with positive thoughts and positive people during this sensitive peri...
Updated 16 days ago.
 
when to stop
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I'm 2 weeks in with chantix and stopped smoking a week in. Can I stop the pill. ## Hello, Kenny! How are you? Congratulations on quitting!!! However, you should continue that medication for whatever period of time your doctor instructs you to do so. Stopping too early may cause the nicotine cravings to return, so you may start smoking, again. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including: nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 20 days ago.
 
chanix help
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ok so i am on chanix about 2 and a half months now it took me about a month to get to one a day and i am still smoking 2 aday does anyone else have this problem i need help now how do i get rid of the 2 cigarettes a day in the morning i take 2 drags put it out and a couple hours later i feel the need to do this again and so on turns into 2 cigarettes a day can't seem to get rid of them 2 i just tell myself it better than the whole pack but i am almost offff of chanix and i am scared i will go back to smoking full force any idea pleaseeee ## Do you feel that you "Have to" have it bad? Or more like, oh it'd be nice right about now...? ## Have you discussed it with your doctor? It does appear the Chantix has helped you, but you may need to take it for a little longer and/or...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Chanix
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Are there any discount coupons for this product or how expensive is it????? ## we paid $118.00 today for it and of course our insurance won't pay for smoking cessation prescriptions ## Try @ Sam's Club to get your scripts filled. You do not have to be a member to use the pharmacy. Your doctor may get Chantex packets with a $10.00 off card for your purchase. Check out the Chantex stop smoking web site. ## Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employees Bennefits will cover almost 80% of the cost of this medication. ## I work for a hospital and as of November 16 nowhere will anyone be able to smoke. So, Imy husband & I started chanix 2 weeks ago and we are not smoking. It is the best product so far to help you quit. We have tried them all. My insurance pays for this but not for patch...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Mouth Sores on Chantix
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Starting my third week tomorrow on Chantix and having the same problem I had with it a couple of years ago. About 3-4 weeks in, I start developing sores in my mouth. Mostly tip of the tongue, inside the bottom lip. Called my Dr. last time and he told me to quit taking the Chantix. I was smoking again within days. I am doing so well on this that I hate to quit taking it, but really can't stand the pain from the sores. Any thoughts? Thanks ## You should really contact your doctor, because the sores may be the sign of a possible serious and dangerous reaction to the medication. If it isn't dangerous, they may be able to advise you of some way to treat them, or minimize the pain. Has anyone else experienced this? ## Its always funny when people complain that the drug is causing a sy...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Itching never ends...
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I used Chantix over two years ago to quit smoking. Within a few days my lower legs broke out in a rash and the itching was unbearable. My doctor said to stop using the drug and see if things cleared up. I stopped using the medication. The rash went away a few days later and over time the intense itching subsided. However, to this date my legs still itch. It's a daily irritant. Anyone else with similar experience? ## Hello, Steve! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. However, a medication side effect would not continue for that long after stopping it. The itching is most likely being caused by something else. Are you on any other medications? Have you had it checked out by your doctor? Chantix is approved by the FDA to treat nicotine addiction. Typical...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
questions about chantix
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I used chantix a few yrs ago and quit smoking for almost 4 yrs. I only.took it for a month and it worked great. I quit on my chosen date and every time I thought of smoking I would get nauseous. My only side effects were slight nausea and weight gain. Over the last month I tried taking chantix again, but it has had no effect. Any ideas? ## Hello, Annett! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. However, just because a medication worked for you once, doesn't mean that it will work, again. Our bodies do change with time. Have you considered trying Bupropion? It is another antidepressant that is also approved as a smoking cessation aid. Typical side effects, as listed by the FDA may include nausea, dizziness, nervousness, headache and insomnia.
Updated 1 month ago.
 
chantix allergic to sulfa
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I'm allergic to sulfa can I take chantix ## Hi tj, According to the FDA, Chantix reportedly contains the following list of inactive ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, anhydrous + dibasic calcium phosphate + croscarmellose sodium + colloidal silicon dioxide + magnesium stearate + Opadry® White (for 0.5 mg) + Opadry® Blue (for 1 mg) + Opadry® Clear. To the best of my knowledge, none of these ingredients show any relation to sulfa. However, I still think it would be wise to double check with the doctor who's prescribing it just to be on the safe side. I hope this helps!
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Length of stay in body after stopping Chantix
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How long does it take for Chantix to be completely out of my system after stopping last dose? ## My husband took chantix 4 years ago and hasn't returned to normal yet. I know that medically the chantix has left his body. I also know medically that once your neurotransmitters have been altered that there is no way to repair them. Should I be prepared to live with this "new" husband that frankly would not have gotten a second date. Any insight will be greatly appreciated
Updated 2 months ago.
 
chanpix
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side effects ## Can I please have some information on the stop smoking drug Chanpix. Want to know about side affects and if required on prescription? ## The correct name of the drug is Chantix, the active ingredient is Varenicline. In the U.S. it is a prescription only medication. It is used to treat Nicotine addiction, but works differently than Nicotine patches or Zyban. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, headache, insomnia and abnormal dreams. Here's a link to our monograph for more information: ## I went to tijauana mexico and bought the drug chanpix for myself in order to stop smoking, I have currently lost my job and health insurance. I would like to now if it would be good for my health, should I trust it? (the drug chanpix) ## Are sore muscles and joints a...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
chantix afraid to use insurance they think i am a non smoker ins rates will go up if they know I smoked - how can I get confidential help
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I would like to quit smoking-Chantix helped me quit for 8 months before. I am afraid if I use insurance they will track me as a former smoker and increase my insurance rates. I am in the medical field and everyone thinks I am a non smoker. How do I get an RX filled with confidentiality? Please help! ## Hi Colleen, if you saw your doctor as a cash patient and then filled your script with cash, would the insurance company know? I thought that there might be a separation there since they would not be billing the insurance. I have seen a doctor's office (urgent care) before where I refused to disclose my SSN but they still saw me. What do you think?
Updated 2 months ago.
 
chantix and confidentiality
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I am in the medical field and have seen the changes since Obamacare has taken effect. Every doctor must now ask if you have ever smoked and this is where premiums will go up in the near future. All I want to do is be smoke free - how can I do this and keep it confidential?
Updated 3 months ago.
 
I quit smoking the same day was prescribed chantix any advice
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I quit smoking last night, and went to the doctor today and was prescribed chantix. Has anybody tried this way before? I dont want to start smoking just because I am supposed to work my way in to it as I would feel like I would be going backwards. Any advice? ## Help, Yua! How are you? Congratulations on the choice you've made to get healthy. Quitting isn't easy. And no, there's no need to pick them up, again, just to use the Chantix. It should provide the same support as it would, if you were still smoking. But it could help get rid of the cravings and prevent the urge to pick them back up. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, insomnia, lucid dreaming and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 months ago.
 
memory loss and prolonged personality changes while on, and after use of Chantix
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I began taking Chantix in May of 2011, and quiut smoking in June. My brother started saying than I was acting strange. I did not believe him at first, and even felt he was trying to put me down...I remember that.... But I finally did notice that I was not sleeping, and getting really" wound UP"! I started forgetting things, and even forgot to eat, and take medicine. I quit taking the Chantix, and do not smoke, But I lost Two months of memory, and still have some time gaps, at night, to this day. I was removed from the County Fair in September, but have no idea why, and little memory of that evening, and became more isolated and depressed, to the point where I could not think clearly, and. ....well it was a nightmare. I am Now, in the middle of January beginning to retain more ev...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
I put Chantix to the test and I we failed.
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Instructions said you could keep smoking so I did and kept waiting for that bolt of lightning. In two I doubled up to bout 2 packs day, gave up the pill, and quit trying to quit. Those cigis were much then and eventually I got to three packs. Early 2013 I cold turkey quit. Chantix didn't win any points. ## Hello, Woodyj! How are you? I'm very sorry that you didn't have good results with it. However, many people do, it's really helped a lot of smokers to quit. Though, you aren't supposed to just keep smoking. You can for awhile, but you are supposed to set a quit date, many times after a week of being on it. Typical side effects to this medication may include nausea, dizziness, headache, depression and weight changes. How are you doing, since stopping cold turkey? Do ...
Updated 3 months ago.
 

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