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Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit

Prescription Required


Uses of Champix Kit

Champix Kit side effects

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)

How to use Champix Kit

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use. Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Champix Kit works

Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit is a smoking cessation aid. It works by mimicking the effect of nicotine by binding to the nicotine receptors in the brain. This reduces the urge to smoke, relieves withdrawal symptoms, and helps you quit smoking.

Champix Kit related warnings

Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit should be used with caution during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit is recommended.

What if you miss a dose of Champix Kit?

If you miss a dose of Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit helps you to quit smoking by reducing the craving for a cigarette and the irritable feeling that occurs when you stop smoking.
  • In addition, counselling should be done to increase the chances of a successful quit attempt.
  • Quitting smoking can lower your chances of having lung disease, heart disease or getting certain types of cancer that are related to smoking.
  • Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit can make you very sleepy. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Stop taking Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit and inform your doctor if you notice sudden mood and behavior changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart diseases, fits (seizures), or other mental disorders.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Champix

Hello , I would like to start the Champix course as suggested in order to quit smoking, Please help me out in the dosage and how should I start.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
consult the same doctor , who prescribed it, or consult Neurophyisician
Sir how to reduce or quit smoking. Earlier I had used champix tablets. That had worked a little but it is too costly. Pls advice.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Go to any de addiction centres in ur town they will help and if its not there visit any psychaitrist they can help
Do you have any questions related to Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit?

User Feedback


Q. What is Champix?

Champix is a medication that helps to improve your long-term chances of quitting smoking.

Q. Can I take Champix with NRTs?

You should not use Champix while using other medicines to stop smoking. It may cause increased nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and tiredness.

Q. What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at your regular time.

Q. How long should I take Champix?

It depends on the quitting approach your healthcare provider decides. Usually, Champix can be taken for 12 or 24 weeks (3 or 6 months).
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