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Does Chantix make you vomit?
Nausea is a common side effect of taking CHANTIX. Be sure to take CHANTIX after eating, with a full glass (8 oz) of water. Talk to your doctor if you are having side effects such as nausea.
What are the most common side effects of Chantix?
COMMON side effects
- difficulty sleeping.
- abnormal dreams.
Can I take Chantix on an empty stomach?
Should I take CHANTIX on an empty stomach? Doctors recommend you take CHANTIX with food and a full glass (8 ounces) of water.
What does Chantix do to your body?
Chantix works by delivering a one-two punch to smoking: It blocks nicotine from reaching receptors in the brain, which breaks the pleasure cycle of habitual smoking, and prevents cravings by releasing small amounts of dopamine.
Can Chantix cause flu like symptoms?
Frequent: chest pain. Infrequent: chest discomfort, chills, edema, influenza-like illness, pyrexia.
Does Chantix make you crazy?
Since then, a small percentage of people who take Chantix have reported neurological side effects, and serious ones: depression, psychosis, erratic behavior, even “feeling like a zombie.” The drug has been linked to more than 500 suicides, 1,800 attempted suicides, and the bizarre death of an American musician.
Does Chantix affect your mood?
CHANTIX: Some people have had changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts or actions while using CHANTIX to help them quit smoking. Some people had these symptoms when they began taking CHANTIX, and others developed them after several weeks of treatment or after stopping CHANTIX.
Does Chantix make you gain weight?
Does Chantix Cause Weight Gain? Unfortunately, many people who quit smoking do gain weight, regardless of the method they use to quit smoking. Weight gain rates are similar for people who quit cold turkey, use Chantix, or use nicotine replacement therapy. The average weight gain is about 10 pounds.
Do Chantix side effects go away?
Some side effects of varenicline may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
What happens if you continue to smoke while on Chantix?
Chantix mimics a low dose of nicotine, which eases the symptoms that are common when going through withdrawal. It also blocks nicotine from binding to receptors, essentially rendering it ineffective. If a person smokes while taking Chantix, they do not get the normal nicotine boost and smoking actually becomes bland.
Should you take Chantix in the morning or at night?
CHANTIX should always be taken after eating, with a full glass (8 oz) of water. During the first week of taking CHANTIX, your dose will gradually increase. Take 1 white pill (0.5 mg) daily. Take 1 white pill (0.5 mg) in the morning and 1 in the evening.
Can you stop Chantix suddenly?
In some cases, a short tapering off of the dose over a week or so may be helpful. This is because at the end of treatment, if the medicine is stopped abruptly, in about 3 in 100 people there is an increase in irritability, an urge to smoke, depression and/or sleeping difficulty for a short time.
Can the lungs heal after quitting smoking?
After quitting smoking, your lungs begin to slowly heal and regenerate. The speed at which they heal all depends on how long you smoked and how much damage is present.
How long can you safely take Chantix?
You should take CHANTIX for the full 12 or 24 weeks (3 or 6 months), depending on the quit approach you and your healthcare provider decide is right for you.
What medications should not be taken with Chantix?
Medications known to interact with Chantix (varenicline)