How long should you keep taking Chantix after you quit smoking?

How long should I take Chantix after I quit smoking?

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.

When should I stop taking Chantix?

Aim to quit by the end of the 12th week of treatment, or sooner if you feel ready. Continue to take CHANTIX for another 12 weeks, for a total of 24 weeks of treatment. Starting CHANTIX before your quit date gives CHANTIX time to build up in your body. You can keep smoking during this time.

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 happens when you stop Chantix?

Some people experience new or worse mental health problems, such as changes in behavior or thinking, aggression, hostility, agitation, depressed mood, or suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping CHANTIX.

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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.

Can I just quit Chantix?

Once your full course of CHANTIX therapy is finished, you stop taking it. You do not taper off of CHANTIX.

Does Chantix make you not want to smoke?

For more information, visit our medical review board. Chantix is a prescription medication that helps people quit smoking by making cigarettes unsatisfying. Chantix also works by preventing tobacco cravings, much like nicotine replacement therapy.

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.

What are the long term side effects of Chantix?

There have been reports of depression, mania, psychosis, hallucinations, paranoia, delusions, homicidal ideation, aggression, hostility, anxiety, and panic, as well as suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, and completed suicide in patients attempting to quit smoking while taking CHANTIX [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

What is the success rate of Chantix?

Chantix success rates

Chantix has been shown to be approximately three times as effective as placebo at both three months and 1 year. According to the manufacturer’s website, www.chantix.com, studies have shown that at 3 months, 44% of those using Chantix were able to quit smoking.

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How long does nicotine withdrawal last?

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms usually peak within the first 3 days of quitting, and last for about 2 weeks. If you make it through those first weeks, it gets a little easier.

Can Chantix cause brain damage?

More dangerous side effects have been reported each year the drug has been available for use. Chantix is associated with and is believed to cause neuropsychiatric injuries characterized by dramatic behavioral changes.

Does Chantix make you not want to drink?

Feb. 15, 2012 — A drug that helps people stop smoking may also cut alcohol cravings, a new study shows. The drug Chantix works by blocking nicotine receptors in the brain. Many people who have taken the drug to quit smoking have reported to their doctors that they were drinking less, too.

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 change your personality?

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.

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