Champix

Champix Tablets

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What Is Champix?

Champix contains the active ingredient Varenicline.

Varenicline is a nicotinic receptor partial agonist, it stimulates nicotine receptors more weakly than nicotine itself does.

As a partial agonist it both reduces cravings for and decreases the pleasurable effects of cigarettes and other tobacco products.

It can assists and increases the chances of successfully stopping smoking.

Without Champix

When you smoke, nicotine attaches to receptors in the brain.

With Champix

Champix blocks nicotine in the brain, making smoking less addictive.

Champix Schedule

Month 1

Starter Pack (0.5mg and 1mg tablets)

2 weeks
starter pack

2 weeks
continuation pack

Month 2

Continuation Pack (1mg tablets)

4 weeks
continuation pack

Month 3

Continuation Pack (1mg tablets)

4 weeks
continuation pack

How To Take

Day 1 to 3

Take ONE white Champix 0.5mg tablet ONCE a day.

Day 4 to 7

Take ONE white Champix 0.5mg tablet TWICE a day.

Once in the morning and once in the evening.

Week 2 to 12

Take ONE light blue Champix 1mg tablet TWICE a day.

Once in the morning and once in the evening.

Special Instructions

Before starting your course of Champix you should decide on a date in the second week of treatment (between day 8 and day 14) as to when you will stop smoking.

If you are not willing or able to set a target quit date within 2 weeks, you may choose your own target quit date within 5 weeks after starting treatment. You should write this date on the pack as a reminder.

Note

Champix comes as a white tablet (0.5mg) and a blue tablet (1mg)

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects.

Although not everybody gets them and the effects are usually mild to moderate and of a short duration.

Please ensure you carefully read the Patient Information Leaflet accompanied with this treatment.

Common Side-Effects Include

  • Changes in mood (feeling depressed, irritable, frustrated or anxious)
  • Drowsiness

Patient Information Leaflet

We strongly advise that you carefully read the Patient Information Leaflet before you take this treatment.