What are the side effects of Chantix?

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What are the side effects of Chantix?

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answered Dec 3, 2022 by what2makeofthat (8,300 points)
The side effects of Chantix are heartburn, headache, gas, dry mouth and or unpleasant taste in your mouth, diarrhea and or constipation, changes in your menstrual cycle, changes in your appetite and abdominal pain.

You can still smoke when on Chantix until your quit date.

If you have completely quit smoking by the end of 3 months then your doctor might recommend that you take Chantix for another 3 months which can help you stay smoke free.

You can cut or break Chantix in half and take them one at a time if you cannot get the whole tablet down.

You cannot get Chantix without seeing a doctor as Chantix can only be purchased through a prescription and not just over the counter.

You'll need to get a doctors prescription from your doctor to be able to purchase Chantix.

The best way to take Chantix is after eating, with a full glass (8 oz) of water.

When taking Chantix you should take 1 white pill (0.5 mg) daily.

Take one 0.5-milligram tablet once a day for 3 days, then increase to one 0.5-milligram tablet twice a day for 4 days.

The dose is slowly increased to lessen the chance of side effects (such as nausea, unusual dreams).

It is okay to smoke during this time. Stop smoking on the quit date.

You cannot buy CHANTIX over the counter (OTC).

This is because CHANTIX is a prescription medication.

To get CHANTIX, you must have a prescription provided by a doctor or medical provider or pharmacist.

The cost of Chantix for a full course of Chantix treatment will be either $1,800.00 for 12 weeks or $3,600.00 for 24 weeks.

The average cost of both the one-month Starting Pack (53 tablets) and the Continuing Month Pack (56 tablets) is $593.59 without insurance.

Chantix is a pill that you take by mouth.

You can still smoke while taking Chantix but you should stop smoking on your Quit date.

The success rate of Chantix is around 44 percent.

Most people who take Chantix and who are serious about quitting smoking do eventually wind up succeeding with quitting smoking although some don't succeed.

The trials showed that Chantix was more effective than a placebo to help people quit smoking.

In another study, researchers looked at 1,086 people who quit smoking using Chantix, the nicotine patch, or the patch and nicotine lozenges used in combination.

The side effects of Chantix do go away eventually especially once you stop taking the Chantix pills.

The most common side effects of taking Chantix include nausea, sleep problems (trouble sleeping or vivid, unusual, or strange dreams), constipation, gas, and/or vomiting.

Chantix can make you feel tired since drowsiness and fatigue is a side effect of Chantix so you should avoid driving or operating machinery or doing anything that requires you being awake.

The nausea with Chantix does go away within a few weeks to a few months of taking Chantix.

Taking Chantix can sometimes cause constipation as constipation is one of the side effects that some people experience when taking Chantix.

When taking or using Chantix side effects such as nausea, headache, vomiting, drowsiness, gas, constipation, trouble sleeping, unusual dreams, or changes in taste may occur.

You should stop taking Chantix around the 12th week of treatment.

When taking CHANTIX, you can choose a quit date that is after a week or up to a month after your start date.

Or, if you're sure you're not willing or able to quit that abruptly, you can start CHANTIX and then cut your smoking in half each month with the goal of quitting at the end of 12 weeks (3 months), or sooner.

What Chantix does to your body is the Chantix works by blocking the nicotine from reaching receptors in the brain, which breaks the pleasure cycle of habitual smoking, and prevents cravings by releasing small amounts of dopamine.

Chantix blocks nicotine from triggering the release of dopamine.

Bupropion is an antidepressant that helps balance dopamine levels when nicotine starts to leave the body, preventing nicotine withdrawal symptoms, such as irritability, restlessness, and an urge to smoke again.

Chantix and Wellbutrin are not the same as wellbutrin is an antidepressant that helps reduce nicotine cravings, while Chantix works specifically on nicotine receptors.

Chantix is not dangerous for most people although it can be dangerous for some people.

Chantix can be dangerous for people who have cardiovascular disease or a history of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts.

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.

CHANTIX is a prescription medication to help adults stop smoking.

Only a healthcare provider can prescribe Chantix.

Depending on your quit approach, you take it for 12 or 24 weeks (3 or 6 months).

The most common side effects of CHANTIX include nausea, sleep problems (trouble sleeping or vivid, unusual, or strange dreams), constipation, gas, and/or vomiting.

If you have side effects that bother you or don't go away, tell your doctor.

While nearly all Pfizer Chantix marketing boasts a 44% success rate, a new clinical trial found that only 1 in 7 Chantix quitters were still not smoking at 6 months.

Chantix users may actually experience either an increase or decrease in appetite, but neither one occurs in more than 5% of users.

Ultimately, Chantix does not seem to significantly affect the chance of weight gain with smoking cessation.

Take one 0.5-milligram tablet once a day for 3 days, then increase to one 0.5-milligram tablet twice a day for 4 days.

The dose is slowly increased to lessen the chance of side effects (such as nausea, unusual dreams).

It is okay to smoke during this time. Stop smoking on the quit date.

In the years since Chantix became available, a number of serious health concerns associated with its use have been identified, including changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood, and suicidal thoughts or actions.

For some people, these symptoms begin when taking the drug.

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