Chantix – Champix contains Varenicline as active part which helps in quitting smoking. Effective results are possible as it blocks the nicotine content from smoking which creates addiction effect in the brain.
What is Chantix and how it can help in quitting smoking?
Chantix – Champix (Varenicline) treatment is used as antismoking medication. Generally, the treatment continues for 12 weeks and may be continued further 12 weeks or as advised by doctor. This medication might excrete in the breast milk hence this medication should not be used during pregnancy or lactation.
Varenicline have the chemical property of attaching itself to the receptors of nicotine in the brain and as a result of intake of pills a competition among the nicotine receptors in the brain and from cigarettes generates which makes the pleasing effect of smoking less addictive.
Is this an approved medication for purpose of helping patients to quit smoking?
Chantix is an oral medication that is used to encourage cessation of smoking. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration of U.S. in May 2006. It should be stored at room temperature between 15 to 30 C (59 to 86 F) in a moisture free container. Keep your medicines out of the reach of children.
What are the dosages that can help to solve smoking addiction?
Dose of any new medicine should be decided by a doctor or expert of field considering overall health condition. Taking any drug without consulting a doctor can harm your health.
In general, the antismoking drug Chantix is introduced with 0.5 mg dose to be taken daily for three days or as suggested by your doctor. After the successful completion of the initial dose, an added dose of 0.5 mg twice daily for 4 consecutive days is recommended (or as recommended by your doctor). Following the above dosing schedule, doses may be increased up to 1 mg twice daily dose for the rest of the days. Normally, the treatment continues for three months or 12 weeks. As patient completes the first three month treatment successfully, an additional 12 weeks therapy may be introduced.