Chantix

Active Ingredient(s): Varenicline
FDA Approved: * May 10, 2006
Pharm Company: * PFIZER
Category: Stop Smoking

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Chantix Overview

Varenicline (trade name Chantix and Champix) is a prescription medication used to treat nicotine addiction. It both reduces craving for and decreases the pleasurable effects of cigarettes and other tobacco products. It is a high-affinity partial agonist for the α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subtype (nACh) that leads to the release of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens when activated, and therefore, has the capacity to reduce the feelings of craving and withdrawal caused by sm...

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Well, so far I love it...

I was a pack a day smoker (sometimes more) until last May of 2008. I decided to quit and I did by using Nicorette gum. Well, needless to say, I became addicted to the gum. That sort of defeats the purpose of quitting or atleast getting away from the nicotine addiction. About 5 months into my journey with the gum I began chipping or cheating with the smokes again. Finding little excuses to do it like us smokers do. Sure enough about 6 months of chipping at it lead me right back to a pack a day. I tolerated myself for a few weeks, but I am destined to quit, so I asked the doc for Chantix. I read up about it before I did, and I asked him his opinion and he said he recommends it. So I started the stuff Monday 3-3-09 and today is day 9 for me...I quit smoking by wednesday 3-5-09. I didn'...

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Will expired Chantix still work?

My chantix prescription has expired, is it still effective? I would like to try to quit smoking again without the cost that's involved. If its still good? ## Unfortunately the sell by date with meds is important depending on how its stored after the expiration date its less effective but if stored under the correct temperatures it can last much longer. Humidity & heat tends to effect the meds. ## Tina, what's the expiration date listed on the prescription? Certain meds should not be taken past the expiration date but I don't know if Chantix is one of them. I can try to find more from the FDA on that, but first it would be helpful to know how long past the expiration date your meds are. ## Yep I have no problem taking expired meds as long as I know exactly where they'...

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Quit smoking after 40 years

I smoked on Chantix till the end of week 7 then during the start of week 8 I no longer had the desire to smoke. I know a lot of bad side effects have hit a lot of people but it worked for me. I thought I would never quit smoking. ## Congrats, Tom! I'm very glad that it worked for you and it's fantastic of you to post and share your positive experience with others. Most of the posts made online are only done when someone has had a problem with a medication, the positive experiences are rarely mentioned. How long were you a smoker and how long have you been smoke free, now? For anyone seeking information, Chantix is used to aid in smoking cessation, but yes some people do experience problematic side effects from it, such as nausea, weight changes, abdominal pain and severe constip...

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Musa Ka Gul

Dear Sir/Mam, I want to quit taking Musa Ka Gul, but if i don't take this i feel a headache and my mind doesn't work properly. Thanks for any advice. ## I m using a tobacco product musa ka gul 6 times a day . I m using it in toilet.to get fresh I want to quit from its use.plz help me ## Mubina, Use salt and mustard oil with fingers, as it will help you to remove the addiction. It would be better if you could also mix some menthol oil in this and drink it with warm water after taking meals with lemon. It will remove dental pain. {edited for privacy} ## Miss ka gul kaha meelta he .me dakor me rahta hu our yaha kahi meelta nai he. ## i want to leave musa ka gul as i take 10 times a day. My memory is going to be very poor. ## I have been addicted to it for the last 17 years...I am 3...

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do you have eat before taking chantix if no side effects

I. Have been taking chantix for 12 days, and I can not tell I'm taking anything and I have no change in my smoking, why is that. Also I can not eat breakfast but. I do eat dinner. I can not tell any difference if I take it without eating in the AM or when I do eat in the PM, I have not had any side effects so far. My question is it going to work for me? ## Chantix does allow for a flexible quit time, since quitting within a week does not work for everyone that tries it, some people need as long as 12 weeks. Have you tried to cut down on your smoking? Which plan are you on? Chantix side effects may include: nausea, aggression, weight changes, and sleepwalking. However, not everyone experiences side effects from medications.

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Any way to reverse long-term Chantix side effects?

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...

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chantix case

About 6 months ago I finally decided to try the prescription of chantix that I recieved before all of the warnings after I started taking it I quickly started having depression and violent out breaks also suicidal tendencys. I stopped taking the medication but the side effects are still with me, at this time I don't have insurance and can't afford to get help. Only recently I noticed that the prescription was expired along time ago, until I startex having problems I had no idea what was going on with all the cases by other people for the same problems I'm having now I see that they have settled with every one does that mean I can't make them resposible for my medical bills that are going to come from trying to repair the damage their pills have caused me? I've emaile...

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champex

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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What to do if your insurance won't cover Chantix

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 ...

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Memory loss and prolonged personality changes while on, and after use of Chantix

I began taking Chantix in May of 2011, and quit smoking in June. My brother started saying that 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 evening memor...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Varenicline
  • Tablet: 0.5mg, 1mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Chantix: (25 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0069-0468 Chantix 0.5 mg Oral Tablet by Pfizer Laboratories Div Pfizer Inc
  • 0069-0469 Chantix Continuing Months of Therapy 1 mg Pack by Pfizer Laboratories Div Pfizer Inc
  • 0069-0471 Chantix First Month of Therapy Pack by Pfizer Laboratories Div Pfizer Inc
  • 21695-633 Chantix 0.5 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-945 Chantix First Month of Therapy Pack by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-946 Chantix 1 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 35356-011 Chantix 0.5 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-012 Chantix 1 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-174 Chantix Continuing Months of Therapy 1 mg Pack by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 35356-175 Chantix First Month of Therapy Pack by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 43353-899 Chantix 1 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, LLC
  • 50090-0995 Chantix 1 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 50090-0998 Chantix Kit by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 50090-3528 Chantix .5 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 50090-4481 Chantix .5 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 50090-4482 Chantix 1 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 54868-5664 Chantix First Month of Therapy Pack by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5674 Chantix Continuing Months of Therapy 1 mg Pack by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-2728 Chantix 0.5 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 63187-618 Chantix Kit by Proficient Rx Lp
  • 5 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Varenicline or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

Related Chantix Topics:

Chantix - drug information and side effects
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Chantix coupons
Are there any discount coupons for this product or how expensive is it? ## We paid $118.00 today for it and of course ou... 50 replies
Chantix and Very High Blood Sugar
My husband started taking Chantix 3 weeks ago and is doing well with not smoking, however, he is a type 2 diabetic but h... 45 replies
Chantix AND Anti-depressants
I've been on Zoloft now for over a year for depression, decided to quit smoking 11/2010, started on Chantix, right a... 12 replies
Chantix and Lortab
Does anyone here take Chantix and Lortab together. I was put on Chantix by another Dr and I don't know if it is safe... 11 replies
chantix and ovary pain?
I took Chantix for 12 days. On day 9 I was tempted to quit, as the nausea was awful. Finally (accidentally) found that t... 8 replies
Chantix is working for me
I have smoked 10-20 cigarettes a day for over 30 years and never believed I could quit. When I started taking Chantix ju... 6 replies
chantix question
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 an... 6 replies
Chantix and constipation
I am on day 5 of chantix and am having constipation. I have never had trouble with my bowels before now. I took miralax ... 6 replies
chantix works on gambling addiction as well
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 blo... 5 replies




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