Chantix (Varenicline Tartrate)
(℞) Prescription required. Can not be split. Product of Canada. Shipped from Canada. Chantix is also marketed internationally under the name Champix.
Champix Starter Pack (℞)
(℞) Prescription required. Can not be split. Product of India. Shipped from Mauritius. Chantix is also marketed internationally under the name Champix Starter Pack.
Champix Maintenance Pack (℞)
(℞) Prescription required. Can not be split. Product of India. Shipped from Mauritius. Chantix is also marketed internationally under the name Champix Maintenance Pack.
Generic equivalents for Chantix... What are generics?
Varenicline Tartrate (℞)
(℞) Prescription required. Can not be split. Product of Canada. Shipped from Canada.
Varenicline Tartrate (℞)
(℞) Prescription required. Can not be split. Product of New Zealand. Shipped from New Zealand.
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3-month supply or the closest package size available based on your personal prescription. read more
Varenicline Tartrate Information
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- You can set a quit date to stop smoking and start taking varenicline 1 week before that date. You may continue to smoke during this first week of varenicline treatment, but make sure to try to stop smoking on the quit date you have chosen.
- You may start taking varenicline and then quit smoking between 8 and 35 days after starting treatment with varenicline.
- If you are not sure you are able or if you do not want to quit smoking suddenly, you can start taking varenicline and stop smoking slowly over 12 weeks of treatment. For weeks 1–4, you should try to smoke only half as many of your normal number of cigarettes each day. For weeks 5–8, you should try to smoke only one quarter of your starting daily number of cigarettes. For weeks 9–12, you should continue to try to smoke fewer cigarettes each day until you are no longer smoking at all. Aim to quit completely by the end of 12 weeks or sooner if you feel ready.
Before taking varenicline,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to varenicline or any other medications.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: anticoagulants (''blood thinners'') such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); insulin; other medications to help you stop smoking such as bupropion (Aplenzin, Forfivo, Wellbutrin, Zyban, in Contrave) and nicotine gum, inhaler, lozenges, nasal spray, or skin patches; and theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Theocron). Your doctor may need to change the doses of some of your medications once you stop smoking.
- tell your doctor if you have ever had withdrawal symptoms when you tried to quit smoking in the past and if you have or have ever had epilepsy (seizures); or heart, blood vessel, or kidney disease
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking varenicline, call your doctor. If you are breastfeeding while taking varenicline, watch your baby carefully for seizures, and vomiting or spitting up more often that usual. Call your doctor immediately if your baby experiences any of these symptoms.
- you should know that varenicline may make you drowsy, dizzy, lose consciousness, or have difficulty concentrating. There have been reports of traffic accidents, near-miss accidents, and other types of injuries in people who were taking varenicline. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
- you should know that some people have had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood, and suicidal thoughts (thinking about harming or killing oneself or planning or trying to do so) while taking varenicline. The role of varenicline in causing these mood changes is unclear since people who quit smoking with or without medication may experience changes in their mental health due to nicotine withdrawal. However, some of these symptoms occurred in people who were taking varenicline and continued to smoke. Some people had these symptoms when they began taking varenicline, and others developed them after several weeks of treatment or after stopping varenicline. These symptoms have occurred in people without a history of mental illness and have worsened in people who already had a mental illness. Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had depression, bipolar disorder (mood that changes from depressed to abnormally excited), schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions), or other mental illnesses. If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop taking varenicline and call your doctor immediately: suicidal thoughts or actions; new or worsening depression, anxiety, or panic attacks; agitation; restlessness; angry or violent behavior; acting dangerously; mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood or talking); abnormal thoughts or sensations; hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist); feeling that people are against you; feeling confused; or any other sudden or unusual changes in behavior, thinking, or mood. Be sure that your family or caregiver knows which symptoms may be serious so they can call the doctor if you are unable to seek treatment on your own. Your doctor will monitor you closely until your symptoms get better.
- ask your doctor about the safe use of alcoholic beverages while you are taking varenicline. Varenicline can increase the effects of alcohol,
- ask your doctor for advice and for written information to help you stop smoking. You are more likely to stop smoking during your treatment with varenicline if you get information and support from your doctor.
- abdominal pain
- bad taste in the mouth
- dry mouth
- increased or decreased appetite
- trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
- unusual dreams or nightmares
- lack of energy
- back, joint, or muscle pain
- abnormal menstrual cycles
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, gums, eyes, neck, hands, arms, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- difficulty swallowing or breathing
- swollen, red, peeling, or blistering skin
- blisters in the mouth
- pain, squeezing, or pressure in the chest
- pain or discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach
- shortness of breath
- nausea, vomiting, or lightheadedness with chest pain
- slow or difficult speech
- sudden weakness or numbness of an arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- calf pain while walking