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chantix side effects
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How long does chantix stay in your system? Could it still be affecting me after 9 months? ## No! There are no medications that stay in your system for that long. The only way you would still be feeling effects was if it had caused some type of permanent body/organ damage, which I am sure would have been detected long ago. Chantix contains the active ingredient Varenicline,it is a stop smoking aid. Common side effects during use can include: nausea, drowsiness, headache and abnormal dreams. Did you have any other questions? ## You say that no medication can stay in your system that long. Hmmn, interesting concept. So no medicine/drug can stay in your system that long. So people who took a medicine/drug that affected their brain lets say back in the 60's or even possibly now of any sa...
Updated 2 days ago.
Chantix coupons
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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 Chantix 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 patches a...
Updated 2 days ago.
Anyone lost sense of taste and smell on champix?
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Hi I started taking champix in October 2011 was only on them for a few weeks I am bipolar and found myself severely down so I stopped taking them I've also found that things don't taste or smell the same anymore I can't eat cucumber as it now tastes vile even fried food or fatty foods also taste rank! All smells seem to merge in to one and it's really annoying I can even smell my perfume or shampoos anymore! Has anyone had these problems? Will my body ever be the same again? How long before this crap nasty drug leave my body? I've not taken it in 4 months surely it should be gone now! ## I lost my taste buds for a few days aswell. I made a nice breakfast with bacon, eggs, sausages and I couldn't eat any of it I tried a bit of everything and it all tastes funny bu...
Updated 3 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 6 days ago.
Nauseated On Chantix
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Ok so I'm on day 7 of Chantix and for the first 4 days taking it I was throwing up so I decided to eat before taking it. Well the throwing up went away but not the nauseated feeling.. Also I've tried drinking oj, apple juice, water, etc and nothing seems to help... What works for you guys? ## Hello, Mandi! How are you feeling? The nausea should eventually go away, as your body gets used to the medication, but that may take about 4 weeks, or so. Have you tried taking it with milk? Crackers or break may also help more. The FDA lists the other typical side effects of this medication as possibly including stomach pain, indigestion, constipation, weakness and dry mouth. Does anyone else have any ideas that may help? ## Sorry, I saw that right after I clicked submit, I meant bread! LO...
Updated 8 days ago.
Chantix and Very High Blood Sugar
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My husband started taking Chantix 3 weeks ago and is doing well with not smoking, however, he is a type 2 diabetic but he has also controlled it with diet and Metformin twice daily. Now since he has been on Chantix, his blood sugar level has been over 600. We went to the doctor yesterday and he told him that it was the Chantix and stop taking it. He is watching everything that he eats and drinks and this morning his blood sugar is still 440. The doctor is sending him to a Diabetic Control Center but it is going to be a week or so. Has everyone else had this problem? ## Chantix contains the active ingredient Varenicline and yes, there have been reports of it causing diabetes in some people, as well as it causing extremely high sugar levels in existing diabetics and there is a current inv...
Updated 16 days ago.
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 17 days 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? ## Whether you pay cash, gold or WILL be in the linked in Pharma that they all share. Can't tell U whether your Ins. will che...
Updated 17 days ago.
Pharmacy gave me wrong pack of Chantix
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Hello. My Dr prescribed me Chantix and the pharmacy gave me the Continued pack instead of the starter pack and I didn't realize it until right after I took the first pill. I'm worried because it's 1mg instead of the 0.5mg. Should I be worried?
Updated 17 days ago.
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 19 days ago.
chantix question
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I am on day 13 of Chantix and have seen no results. Is this normal or should I consider that it is not working for me and give it up? I can't deal with the nausea if it is not going to work. ## It may take 4 to 5 weeks for this medication to reach its full level of efficacy in the body. The FDA lists its typical side effects as also including dizziness, headache, mood changes, and weight changes. Has there been any change? What has your doctor advised? ## Go read the other forums about chantix here. I took it in 2011 and have permanent brain damage from it- no pleasure from smoking but also no pleasure from ANYTHING ELSE. complete anhedonia followed by suicidal thoughts and no Dr. Or medication has helped. Stop taking this asap! I quit taking it cold turkey after 2 months. Perhaps w...
Updated 19 days ago.
Took 2 pills of chantix
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I accidentally took a chantix about an hour after I had already taken one. Should I do anything? ## Hello, Marbak! How are you? It could be dangerous, if it caused Serotonin syndrome, but that's not highly likely if it just happened once. Did you experience any adverse effects? It is most likely to cause more severe side effects, which as listed by the FDA, may include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and dry mouth. It would also be a good idea to inform your doctor, that way they can watch for any potential issues. In the future, you should also never be afraid to inquire at an urgent care, or via poison control, to be safe. ## I accidentally just took 2 doses of my Chantix. Now I feel really sick. Any suggestions on what I should do or what the side effects are?
Updated 28 days 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 29 days ago.
Chantix AND Anti-depressants
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I've been on Zoloft now for over a year for depression, decided to quit smoking 11/2010, started on Chantix, right after thanksgiving went to the ER with SEVERE, and i mean Severe Head pain that required cat scans, docs dismissed it as a side effect of chantix, gave me pain meds, sent me on my way, by this time i decided 1 chantix a day was sufficient, my general practioner agreed, the next month, i becam irritable, angry, moody, my family didn't know what was happening.... xmas eve day, i slashed my arm, for no reason...., i was supposedly in control of my depression...., had a nice few days in the hospital which refused my requests for my Chantix, i came home, content, happy, realizing the doc's had weaned me off Chantix, So this is a very SERIOUS WARNING, IF YOU are Takin...
Updated 1 month ago.
champex and cocaine
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I was wondering, my friend struggles with cocaine use, I heard that this drug is not only used to help people quit smoking but it is used to help other addictions as well...Is this true? ## I have heard of it helping with smoking pot, but i dont know about cocaine ## For other addictions, most people use either Methadone or Suboxone. ## Maybe your friend should crush the Champix Pill and snort it, ... other wise the only cure for cocaine is more cocaine. ## What the hell is Champex? I know what Chantix is, but never heard of Champex??
Updated 1 month ago.
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stop smoking aid ## The name is Chantix, here's the monograph with more information: ## HELP ME!! i am a breast cancer survivor!! and i cant quit !even thru chemo! ive tried everything i sure hopes this works !! anyone suggestions ## I smoked for 58 years, I'm 69 now. I use to smoke 3 packs a day, and I tried to quit by every way I could think of, from hypnosis to group therapy, to classes and finally chantix. I did not have any bad dreams etc. I quit on 12/11/2011 and I am an officer of a club that allows smoking. My wanting a cigarette is now gone although I have fleeting thoughts of one would taste good right now, which lasts for about 2 seconds. My coughing has gone and my breathing is slowly coming back. The doctor said it would take time. Congrats on going through all of y...
Updated 1 month ago.
Does chantix show up on a pre-employment nicotine urine test?
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I smoke cigarettes and have to quit cold turkey to get this job. They told me that if I quit 3 days before the screening I'll be good but they also said not to take Chantix because it has nicotine in it and will show up on the test. The google results ALL say that chantix has NO nicotine?
Updated 2 months ago.
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 2 months ago.
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 2 months ago.
Chantix and constipation
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I am on day 5 of chantix and am having constipation. I have never had trouble with my bowels before now. I took miralax for a few days and had a little diarrhea so I quit taking it. Any tips on a happy medium so that I can get my stomach working correctly? Also, an someone give me an idea of how long it usually takes to quit completely? I have cut back about half (was smoking a pack a day) but am determined to quit. I'm scared because I have a lot of friends who smoke and I know this is a complete lifestyle change (been smoking for about 15 years). Any advice is greatly appreciated!! ## Hello, Jessica! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. Have you tried a fiber supplement? If your doctor approves, it may be beneficial. Anytime I suffered constipation ...
Updated 3 months ago.

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