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I Taking Chantix Can Take Xenadrine
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I'm taking chantix for 3 weeks now can I take xenadrine Ultra ## Have you checked with your doctor? The Xenadrine products are over the counter dietary supplements that are claimed to aid in weight loss, however, as such, they aren't tested for possible interactions with actual prescription drugs. Thus, I can really only advise that you check with your doctor or pharmacist, before taking it. ...
Updated 3 years ago in Chantix.
Tue, Apr 17 '12, 9:50 AM
does chantix make you sick if you smok?
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I have been taking Chantix for just one day now so I have not yet stopped smoking. My quit day is next week. The only negative side effect so far is an upset stomach which seems to be worse when I smoke. Has anyone else had this experience? ## I quit smoking with Chantix 98 days ago. It gave me an upset stomach too sometimes. Make sure you eat and drink water with the pill. It is a pretty common side effect of the drug. I got some of those peptol-Bismol chewables which helped a lot. Good luck to you, Chanitx really helped me. ...
Updated 7 years ago in Chantix.
Mon, Apr 14 '08, 10:15 AM
will stress cause chantix not to work?
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I started Chantix a week ago and still have the same urge to smoke the same amount and it doesn't taste different or anything. I am under an extreme amount of stress which makes me crave my nicotine so could that be causing the Chantix not to work? Ive taken Chantix before and within a few days cigarettes started tasting funny to me and within like a week and a half I was done and I quit for almost a year. This time completely not even working, WHY? ## Hello, Shannen! How are you? It could be the extra stress or you may have just become tolerant to the Chantix, since you've taken it before. Have you discussed the issue with your prescriber? Has it started to help, at all, yet? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Chantix.
Fri, Jun 27 '14, 1:21 PM
high blood pressure meds and chantix
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My dr just started me on chantix and high blood pressure meds started the high blood pressure medsimmediately and started the chantix chantix 5 days later this is my 2nd day and i have been light headed dizzy weak should i stop the chantix ## Hi guess u and I are in the same boat. Started BP mess and waited a week to start chantix. At first when taking the BP Ned's I felt a little dizzy nd light headed but I did some research and it says it was normal as my BP was coming down. I'm 4 days into chantix and am smoking still but I can say its MUCH less than a week ago. I have 4 cigs right now and there is no WAY I would come home without buying more lol. I don't even fell panicked about having only 4. Well I will see. My quit date is 03/13/13. ## The lightheadedness and dizzines... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Chantix.
Fri, Aug 28 '15, 1:50 PM
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 10 months ago in Chantix.
Mon, Nov 24 '14, 4:47 PM
Why is Chantix not working faster for me?
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I'm almost finished with my 3rd week of pills and still need a couple of cigs a day. They do not smell or taste bad to me at all. I've read where many people are totally free in just I just a slow learner!! ## I am using Chantix to stop using smokeless tobacco (snuff). I just started week 4 and still dip the same. My cravings are the same. The first three weeks on Chantix I would take one pill when I woke up and one later in the evening. Because I work 3pm to 3am, the times would always vary. So now I decided to take one at noon, and one at midnight. I don't know if this will make a difference or not. I hope so. Anyone else have a severly delayed reaction to Chantix, or has anyone used it for snuff? ## On day 7 (my quit day) and I am still smoking. I am experienci... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Chantix.
Tue, Jul 08 '14, 7:09 PM
Taking more Chantix than I'm supposed to
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I took Chantix and quit smoking years ago. Lately I started again. The Chantix wasn't working this time so I doubled the dosage, it is working perfectly now but I'm afraid the double dose will kill me!? My side effects are the exact opposite of what people describe. It seems to help my mood, I feel better, I'm doing really well and I'm not smoking no bad dreams none of that. Only the fear that the double dose is dangerous. Anyone have an opinion here? ## P.s. When I say I doubled the dose I don't mean I went from the starter pack to the blue ones, I'm taking 2 blue ones at the time, twice a day ## How are you doing? Have you experienced any problems? It would be best to inform your doctor that you've doubled up, so they can check for any possible problems. Ch... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Chantix.
Mon, May 25 '15, 3:59 PM
Taking more Chantix than im supposed to
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I been taking it for about 6 weeks now every day. I cut back on smoking to less than a pk a day but still not kicking it, stress triggers urges to smoke. Lately i have doubled the dose and it seems to help, but im cautious doing so because i get a little nausea after. I wonder if its best to take it mostly when im awake idk, also fyi, its actually worked better for me to stop drinking insted of smoking, strangely, i bought a case of coors light i drank 1 and they been sitting on the floor not in the fridge almost 2 months. What can i do to help the drug work? Can i think anti smoking thoughts or read anti smoking material to help effectiveness? ## I tried chantix a few years ago and couldn't stay on it when I got to the blue pills. The nausea was too much. So, when I tried it again ... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Chantix.
Thu, Aug 20 '15, 6:28 PM
Chantix and cardiovascular side effects
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Where are the people who have had cardiovascular events and believe Chantix played a part? ## I believe there are a good number of Chantix threads here in the forums, where people have complained about cardiovascular-related side effects. I'd consider browsing through some of the threads here to see who else has reported these types of side effects: /search.asp?q=chantix I would also suggest looking into the threads linked below, for more related conditions: /Discuss/Chantix-and-Atrial-Fibrilation-222488.htm /Discuss/chantix-side-effects-195280.htm I hope this helps! ## There just has to be more of us! It seems like the law firms have simply turned their backs on us. ...
Updated 3 years ago in Chantix.
Mon, Aug 20 '12, 7:14 AM
Can i take an anti-depressant with chantix...
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I have been on chantix for 3 days and im not sure if i can continue taking this medicine.. i have been extremely emotional... fighting with everyone that comes near me.. everyone is on my last nerve.. i just grabbed a knife and threaten to slice my arm... is this drug doing this to me... can i take an anti-depressant with chantix... I currently take loritab, soma, anti-inflamatory for a chronic back pain... i asked my doctor if it was okay to take this medicine with all the others that im on and he said it was fine.. i feel really weird.. cant stop crying.. somebody help me.. ## I am very sorry to hear about your experience and I have been going through the same thing. I quit taking it a couple days ago because I was so emotional and driving my girlfriend crazy not to mention myself. I ... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Chantix.
Sat, Jul 18 '15, 9:12 AM
chantix works on gambling addiction as well
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I was addicted to internet slot games for 4 years. I am on my 3rd week of Chantix and have deleted all the games and blocked them. It actually makes me sick to think about playing them. All urges are gone as well with going to the casino to play real slots. Chantix is wonderful! The only thing that bothers me with this drug is not being able to sleep but otherwise it's great! ## @Cinderella, Congrats on quitting the gambling. After 4 years, I can imagine that habits like this would be difficult to walk away from. How does Chantix make you feel after you take it? Does it cut off certain pleasure points in the brain that may be associated with an addictive behavior? I've only heard about its use in helping people to quit smoking, but it sounds like its mechanism of action has a br... ...
Updated 6 months ago in Chantix.
Wed, Mar 25 '15, 12:03 PM
Does Chantix make the Depo Shot ineffective?
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I have been on Depo shot for a year and just started taking Chantix a month ago and have been bleeding for 2 weeks, the bleeding just stopped but I am wondering if the depo shot is still effective? My husband and I have intercourse frequently but do not want to get pregnant again. ## Hello, FloridaGirl! How are you? I didn't find any problems or interactions listed between them, but you should double check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure. It is a hormonal contraceptive, so some breakthrough can be a normal side effect. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Chantix.
Tue, Mar 18 '14, 12:10 PM
after12 days on chantix I still want to smoke
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am worried that chantix wont work on me ## That is a possibility, no drug works for everyone. It generally takes about 2 weeks for a drug to reach its full therapeutic dose in your body, if you are not having any response after that, then please speak to your doctor. ...
Updated 6 years ago in Chantix.
Mon, Dec 08 '08, 8:46 AM
Anxiety Increase after weaning off Chantix
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I recently weaned myself off of Chantix. Prior to taking it, I had already been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, but it was totally manageable. I had only had one full blown anxiety attack before getting on Chantix and none during. However, in the week since I have been off of it, I have been seriously anxious. Like a mini panic attack a day anxious. I've made an appt with my doctor, but I wanted to know if anyone else had experienced this sort of thing. I feel like a freak. :( ## Please don't feel like a freak, such experiences are completely normal and we all go through them, some more than others, so there's no reason to feel that way. And yes, when you stop taking a medication like Chantix, it can cause rebound type effects, which may include anxiety attacks. Learn mo... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Chantix.
Fri, Aug 31 '12, 2:27 PM
Does Belviq really work better than chantix?
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My Doctor suggested I try Belviq since I am about 30 lbs overweight and smoke like a chimney. I have been trying Chantix off and on for about three years, and had varying success. I am down big time to a half pack a day from 1.5 packs a day. Not sure I want to do the swap. Has anyone else had success with Belviq for quitting? ## Hello, Arabella! How are you? Belviq is approved for weight loss by the FDA, but I've not heard or read anything about it being used to help with smoking cessation. However, your doctor is allowed to prescribe medications off-label, according to their own experience, so they may know it to work for other people. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, headache and anorexia. Has anyone used it to stop smoking? #... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Belviq.
Wed, Jun 03 '15, 7:59 PM
Still Dizzy, Close to Blackout After Chantix
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Hi, I took chantix for 6 weeks. I am glad I quit smoking after nearly forty years but while on it I couldn't bare the nausea and the stomach upset. I quit after taking it for six week but now I get headaches and I feel like I am going to pass out several times a day. Has anyone experienced this side effect. ## Sorry to hear you are having such a hard time. Lately there has been cases where people have gotten late onset diabetes. It is type 1, insulin dependent. They got it shortly after taking chantix. You may want to see a docter. Also check for these symptoms, very thirsty all the time, using restroom a lot and loosing weight. Those are also good signs of type 1 diabetes ## I suffer from the same thing. I thought maybe it was my BP but when it was checked it was good. I would like... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Chantix.
Thu, Sep 04 '14, 8:42 PM
Chantix can cause Extremely Bad Side effects
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I started taking Chantix when my employer had a promotion to help its employees to quit smoking. I was a long time smoker and had tried to quit smoking several times. I tried everything from Tooth picks to Nicotine gum, to no avail. So I participated, and was prescribed Chantix to quit smoking. When I stopped it got worse, the nightmares haunted me. I was having issues with blurry vision, making it hard to drive to work every day, I had anger issues, severe depression, and became a different person. Taking Chantix started me down a long path of Severe Depression, which I am still battling today. Some of the other side effects I experience are, anger, nightmares, blurring vision, suicidal thoughts, that led to one attempt. I was almost hospitalized for severe depression, because my paren... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Chantix.
Sat, Feb 22 '14, 4:27 PM
What to do if your insurance won't cover Chantix
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I had a prescription for Chantix in August unfortunately I couldn't fill it the cost was $175 for a month supply. ouch. Yes I know I spend that in cigarettes a month but unlike the medicine I can spread it out over a month seems cheaper right. Well after dismissing quitting because of cost of Chantix I started to think about it again in November, there has to be some way to get the meds cheaper, I did some research and if you go on the Chantix website it has an area where you can apply for assistance thru Pfizer to have them supply it based on income. If approved they send the meds a 3 month supply to your doctors office where you will pick it up. It requires completion of paperwork from you and your doctor but well worth it process takes about 3 weeks. I am on day 9 of it and have ... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Chantix.
Thu, May 10 '12, 5:10 AM
Day 16 on chantix, only small decrease in smoking :(
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Hello, I started chantix 16 days ago. im 30 and ive been a pretty heavy smoker for quite a few years. ive only decreased my smoking very little and im getting worried cause I honestly have all intentions on quitting. the only side effects I have are weird dreams, fatigue usually 15-20 mins after I take the med, it usually gives me a warm rush followed by the sleepyness and I get shakey and quite anxious. is there anyone who can reassure me to hang in there? lol I have 3 kids and they need me, especially smoke free. ## Are you also trying to stop smoking? The medication isn't going to do it all. Whatever your intentions are, it also requires real effort on your part. Have you talked to your doctor about it? ## Dont give up. I went way past my quit date. So what?!!! Each of us is diff... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Chantix.
Fri, May 18 '12, 4:12 AM
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 2 days ago in Chantix.
Thu, Oct 01 '15, 10:10 AM

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