Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit

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Pfizer Ltd

Composition for Champix NA Tablet

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Primarily used for

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Alcohol
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₹60.64/Tablet
25 tablets in 1 packet
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Medicine Overview of Champix Tablet

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Uses of Champix Tablet

Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit is used in smoking addiction.
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Side effects of Champix Tablet

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Nausea, Headache, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Abnormal dreams, Nasopharyngitis.

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How to use Champix Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit at a fixed time.

How Champix Tablet works

Champix 0.5mg and 1mg kit works by preventing tobacco-derived nicotine from binding to its receptors in the brain. This helps to reduce craving and withdrawal symptoms.

In Depth Information on Champix Tablet

Expert advice for Champix Tablet

  • You should start with varenicline treatment 1-2 weeks before the date of smoking cessation.
  • Stop taking varenicline if you develop agitation, depressed mood, changes in behavior or thinking, suicidal ideation or suicidal behavior.
  • Stop the use of varenicline if you experience signs and symptoms of heart attack (myocardial infarction), stroke or any allergic reaction and consult your doctor immediately.
  • Varenicline should be used with caution in patients with fits (seizures) or mental disorders.
  • At the end of treatment, when you discontinue varenicline, you may experience symptoms such as increase in irritability, urge to smoke, depression, and/or inability to sleep (insomnia).
  • Varenicline may cause dizziness and sleepiness, affecting your concentration and judgement. Do not drive or operate machinery till you feel fine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
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.
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Driving
Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, t
ired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit should be used with caution in pat
ients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
SAFE
Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit is safe to use in patients with li
ver disease. No dose adjustment of Champix 0.5mg and 1mg Kit is recommended.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Varenicline, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Champix NA Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Varenicline

Q. Is varenicline safe?
Varenicline is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is varenicline an antidepressant?
Varenicline is not an antidepressant. It belongs to a group of medicines called nervous system drugs that are used in nicotine dependence
Q. Is varenicline addictive?
Varenicline is not addictive if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is varenicline available in India?
Yes, it is available in India with prescription of registered medical practitioner
Q. Is varenicline as effective as bupropion?
Varenicline may be more effective than bupropion. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use
Q. How long can I take Champix for/ Can I take Chantix forever or for 6 months?
Patient should take Champix/Chantix (varenicline) for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Can I take Champix/Chantix (varenicline) with antidepressants/Zoloft/ Adderall/ Lexapro/ Prozac/ Celexa (citalopram)/ Xanax?
Varenicline when used in combination with antidepressants/Zoloft (sertraline)/ Adderall (combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine)/ Lexapro (escitalopram)/ Prozac (fluoxetine)/ Celexa (citalopram)/ Xanax (alprazolam) do not cause any harmful interaction. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use
Q. Can I take Chantix without the starter pack?
Patient should not take Chantix (varenicline) without the starter pack and should follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration
Q. Can I take Champix with high blood pressure?
Yes, patient with high blood pressure can take Champix (varenicline). Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use. However, if you experience symptoms of heart attack or stroke, inform your doctor and stop the varenicline treatment immediately.
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