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Champix


Effectively and safely relieve cravings and symptoms of withdrawal by reducing your body’s dependence on nicotine.

 

What Is Champix (varenicline)?

Varenicline (trade name Champix) is a medicine that was first licensed in the UK in December 2006. It was developed to help smokers to stop smoking. Varenicline mimics the effect of nicotine on the body. Therefore, it both reduces the urge to smoke and relieves withdrawal symptoms. The precise action of varenicline is that it interferes with the receptors in the brain that nicotine stimulates. (The nicotine in cigarettes attaches to receptors in brain cells to stimulate part of the brain - this is how nicotine has its effect.) What varenicline does is to partly stimulate the nicotine receptors. This mimics the effects of nicotine, to reduce cravings and withdrawal effects when you stop smoking. However, at the same time, it partially blocks the receptors and prevents nicotine from attaching to the receptors. This blocks or blunts the effect of nicotine in people who give in to temptation and have a cigarette.

Effectiveness

Varenicline does increase the chance of quitting smoking. Some studies have looked at this issue. The studies compared varenicline to a dummy (placebo) tablet in people who were keen to stop smoking. The results from the studies showed that, on average, about 21 in 100 people who took varenicline successfully stopped smoking. This compared to about 8 in 100 who took the dummy (placebo) tablets. In other words, taking varenicline more than doubled the rate of success.

How to take Champix

You should set a date on which you will stop smoking and start taking this medicine one to two weeks beforehand. This is because the medicine needs time to start working.
The Champix starter pack should be used when starting the treatment to build the dose over 2 weeks. The starter pack contains 0.5mg once daily for the first 3 days , followed by 0.5mg twice daily for 4 days, then 1mg twice daily for one week.
After taking the starter pack, take 1mg twice daily for the following 11 weeks.
If you have successfully managed to stop smoking at the end of 12 weeks, your may repeat the course for a further 12 week course of treatment.
The tablets should be swallowed whole with a drink of water. They can be taken with or without food.
You should seek help and support as much as possible while giving up smoking, even while taking this medicine, as this will increase your chance of success. Your doctor, practice nurse or local pharmacist can all provide this support.

Side Effects

Most people who take varenicline do not develop any side-effects, or they are only minor. The most commonly reported side-effect is nausea (feeling sick). This is often mild and tolerable. Nausea is thought to be less of a problem if you take the tablets just after a meal with a full glass of water.
Other reported side-effects that occur in some people include: insomnia (difficulty sleeping), abnormal dreams, headaches and flatulence (wind). Taking the evening dose after your evening meal, and not just before bedtime is thought to reduce any sleep related side effects.
See the leaflet that comes with the medicine for a full list of possible side-effects.

Reviews for Champix 2 Week Starter Pack

100% of customers liked this medication (14 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
26-Nov-2016 Excellent
26-Oct-2016 As Above
20-Oct-2016 They're starting to work ok
20-Oct-2016 I'm still on my first few days, but I can feel it working already
16-Oct-2016 Excellent
11-Oct-2016 I think they will help me stop smoking. Hopefully purchasing the next continuation pack will be as easy.
10-Oct-2016 Excellent
30-Sep-2016 As Above
30-Sep-2016 The product purchased seems to be working
20-Sep-2016 no real side effects apart from some sleep disturbance but this is maybe withdrawal related

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Reviews for Champix Standard 1mg

100% of customers liked this medication (16 reviews)

Date Rating Comment
05-Dec-2016 They really work for me, is probably the best support for stop smoking.
04-Dec-2016 Does what it says on the packet
28-Nov-2016 It works!! I have packed up smoking
24-Nov-2016 Excellent
06-Nov-2016 The only product that's stopped me smoking. Would highly recommend
03-Nov-2016 Works mighty fine bit pricey, oh well. Much needed.
30-Oct-2016 This is my third and final pack of Champix and I'm just on my third month of no smoking it works great I have no complaints whatsoever with this product
24-Oct-2016 Excellent
10-Oct-2016 they work really good and are better than any support group
02-Oct-2016 This is my second month on this and I stopped smoking a month ago I would recommend Champix they are the best thing on the market

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Prices

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

Patient Information

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

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