In clinical trials of Chantix, the drug was found to reduce the urge to smoke, reduce withdrawal symptoms, and help patients maintain abstinence. One study compared Chantix to…

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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…

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In a Pfizer-sponsored clinical trial to assess the effect of varenicline (Chantix®) on smoking cessation, as well as mood and anxiety levels in smokers with current or a…

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CHANTIX may make you feel sleepy, dizzy, or have trouble concentrating, making it hard to drive or perform other activities safely. What are the most common side effects…

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that varenicline (Chantix) can alter people’s reaction when drinking alcohol, potentially causing a lowered tolerance, blackouts, and aggressive behavior. What…

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When should you not take Chantix? Advise patients and caregivers that the patient should stop taking CHANTIX and contact a healthcare provider immediately if agitation, depressed mood, or…

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Varenicline works by binding to nicotine receptors in the body, partly turning them on to reduce withdrawal symptoms, but also blocking them from the nicotine in cigarettes and…

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How to use nicotine patches: Depending on body size and smoking habits, most people who smoke should start using a full-strength patch (15-22 mg of nicotine) daily for…

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Is it better to quit smoking gradually or cold turkey? Going “cold turkey” might be better You can choose to cut down on your cigarettes gradually before your…

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Stopping smoking abruptly is a better strategy than cutting down before quit day. Summary: Smokers who try to cut down the amount they smoke before stopping are less…

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