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Champix is a popular prescription medication for quitting smoking that alleviates cravings without reliance on Nicotine. Because of this, Champix is a popular choice for those seeking stop smoking medication.


What Is Champix?

Champix is clinically proven to be the most effective prescription smoking cessation treatment. In comparison with other medications designed to help you quit smoking, Champix has the highest success rate for successful smoking cessation. In fact, clinical studies found that users of Champix were twice as likely to give up smoking successfully than with no medication to help them.

This makes Champix the most effective stop smoking medication, ahead of e-cigarettes, behavioural therapy and nicotine gum or patches.

Why Champix?

NHS testing found that 45% of people had successfully quit smoking altogether after 12 weeks of using Champix. This compares to just 22% of people who used bupropion and only 11% of people who tried to quit using a placebo effect.

Champix isn’t just the most effective medication for quitting smoking when compared to other leading methods. There are many other benefits of using Champix which make it the best smoking cessation medication available. The benefits of using Champix include:

  • A significant reduction of nicotine cravings
  • Less feelings of stress, anxiety and irritability
  • A smaller chance of experiencing insomnia or other sleep problems
  • Alleviation of headaches
  • A gradual elimination of nicotine reliance
  • The opportunity to stop smoking in just two weeks

Champix can be used alongside other treatment methods for an even higher chance of success.

How it works

Champix is unique as it uses an active ingredient called varenicline. This works in several ways:

  • Creates the feeling of nicotine without actually releasing the harmful substance into your body
  • Reduces your body’s reliance on nicotine
  • Eliminates the cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking
  • Reduces any pleasant sensations you associate with smoking

Varenicline bonds directly with nicotine receptors in the brain to stop the feelings you get from smoking a cigarette.

How to take Champix

Champix comes in the form of a capsule. Each capsule comes packaged securely with the correct dosages labelled for each day of the treatment. Champix can be taken with or without food, ideally with a full glass of water. The most common method of consuming the treatment is to begin taking it one week before your planned quit date in order to create a building block. Alternatively, you can start taking Champix straight away and decide on your quit date between 8–35 days after.

If you miss your dose of Champix, simply take the missed pill as soon as you remember. If it’s close to your next dose, however, simply miss the dose completely and continue your regime as normal. You should never take two Champix pills together.

What dosages are available?

A Champix starter pack is available from Express Pharmacy. This starter pack contains a 0.5mg dose to be taken once a day for the first three days, followed by a 0.5mg dose to be taken twice daily for four days, then a 1mg dose to be taken twice daily for one week.

Although Champix has been proven to help you quit smoking in just two weeks, it is advised that you complete the full 12-week stop smoking treatment. This has been shown to increase your chances of quitting for good from 50% to 70%.

Once you have completed the Champix starter pack, take a 1mg dose twice daily for eleven weeks.

Side Effects

Most people who choose Champix as a stop smoking medication experience no side effects or very minor side effects.

The most commonly experienced side effect of Champix is nausea, and this is often mild and tolerable. For those who do experience nausea, taking the smoking cessation medication just after a meal with a full glass of water is thought to help reduce feelings of sickness.

Other potential side effects are insomnia, headaches and flatulence.


Please note that if you are pregnant or are a new mother who is breastfeeding, smoking cessation tablets are not advised. You should also be careful with alcohol consumption when taking Champix, as varenicline has been shown to increase the effects of alcohol.

Reviews for Champix 2 Week Starter Pack

100% of customers liked this medication (7 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
27-Sep-2018 Good ones tablets. I think its helps
30-Jun-2018 Good product been a smoke forever forty yrs and the only thing that got me of cigarettes was champix
28-May-2018 Efficient and backup if you need more services
23-Mar-2018 They work no side affects
11-Mar-2018 I receive the item on time
26-Jan-2018 Exactly as I ordered and very happy with my purchase
08-Jan-2018 this product works. much cheaper than smoking

View all Reviews for Champix 2 Week Starter Pack

Reviews for Champix Standard 1mg

93% of customers liked this medication (27 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
11-Nov-2018 So far so good. Not been using it long enough to leave a proper review yet
01-Nov-2018 No hassle. Great service !
14-Oct-2018 I am really happy came on time and yes will be using again
05-Oct-2018 Can't rate this product yet as I've just started them
04-Oct-2018 Champix works albeit with the occasional teething sied effect when first starting the course
23-Sep-2018 This medication is the worst I have ever tried. Due to the fact that Smoking Cessation recommend it I decided to try it with horrendous results. One being insomnia, two night sweats and thirdly not feeling in control of my senses. I wanted to buy Zyban as I've used it successfully previously but Express Pharmacy only sell it in packs of 120's and I only need 60.
22-Sep-2018 The product is doing the job as described, thanks
10-Sep-2018 They are a great way to help stop smoking
08-Sep-2018 Does what it is supposed to do
07-Sep-2018 The product is very effective and I am happy with the outcome.

View all Reviews for Champix Standard 1mg

Reviews for Champix 0.5mg

100% of customers liked this medication (1 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
26-Jul-2018 Tried already then i gave in. Hope i can be stronger willed this time as the tablets work.

View all Reviews for Champix 0.5mg


Medication Quantity Price
Champix 2 Week Starter Pack 25 £49.99
Champix Standard 1mg 56 £79.99
Champix Standard 1mg 112 £169.99
Champix Standard 1mg 168 £259.99
Champix 0.5mg 56 £79.99

Patient Information

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment. The patient information can be found here .

Champix Standard 1mg is rated 9.3 / 10 based on 27 independent customer reviews taken by Feefo.
Product Rating:
27 reviews

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