Champix Tablets - Product Information
Champix manufactured by Pfizer in Germany, helps you to quit smoking effectively and safely as well as helps to reduce the withdrawal symptoms you may experience while trying to quit smoking. Champix prevents you from enjoying the pleasurable effects of smoking by blocking the effect of nicotine in your brain. Champix is meant to be taken as part of a complete smoking cessation program that should include patient education and counseling.
You should start the treatment with the Champix Starter Pack which contains 11 tablets Varenicline tartrate 0.5 mg and 14 tablets containing Varenicline tartrate 1 mg.
The 0.5 mg tablets are to be used for the first 7 days of the treatment. After 7 days the 1mg tablets should be used for 11 weeks. To order the Champix Starter Pack please follow this link.
Name of Drug
Champix . Champix is also known as Chantix, also manufactured by Pfizer.
Manufacturer of Champix Tablets
Pfizer Deutschland GmbH, Germany
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient in Champix Tablets
The active pharmaceutical ingredient in Champix Tablets is varenicline tartrate.
Uses of Champix Tablets
Champix is used for smoking cessation in adults.
Dosage and Administration
Below is the dosage schedule for Champix.
Days 1 – 3: 0.5 mg once daily
Days 4 – 7: 0.5 mg twice daily
Day 8 – End of treatment (for another 11 weeks): 1 mg twice dailyYou are advised to take the full course of Champix Tablets for 12 weeks.
Champix must be taken exactly as directed for it to work well. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by your doctor. You may feel unwell if Varencline is stopped suddenly.
Set a target date to stop smoking. Start Champix 1 - 2 weeks before the target date. During this 1 - 2 weeks, you may continue smoking. However, ensure that you stop smoking on the target date. You may see the benefits of Champix Tablets only after a few weeks of taking it. Do not be discouraged, continue to take Champix and keep to your no-smoking goal.
If you sucessfully quit smoking within the first 12 weeks, your doctor may give you Champix for another 12 weeks to help you stay off cigarettes. Ensure that you follow through with the treatment plan that your doctor has given you.
Take Champix with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole with a full glass of water. Do not chew or crush it.
Try to take it at approximately the same time each day.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Champix belongs to the class of smoking deterrents.
Varenicline binds with high affinity and selectivity at the α4β2 neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, where it acts as a partial agonist, a compound that has both agonist activity, with lower intrinsic efficacy than nicotine, and antagonist activities in the presence of nicotine.
As a partial agonist, it both reduces cravings for and decreases the pleasurable effects of cigarettes and other tobacco products, and through these mechanisms it can assist to quit smoking.
What To Do In Case Of A Missed Dose
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
Take the missed dosed as soon as you remember.
If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing.
Storage Instructions For Champix Tablets
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children and pets.
Warnings and Precautions when using Champix Tablets
Champix Tablets should not be used during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Champix may cause dizziness and somnolence and therefore may influence the ability to drive and
use machines. You are advised not to drive, operate complex machinery or engage in other
potentially hazardous activities until it is known whether this medicinal product affects your ability to
perform these activities.
Inform your doctor if you are taking cimetidine (a gastric medicine), warfarin (blood-thinning medicine) or theophylline (asthma medicine) or using insulin.
Champix Side Effects
The possible side effects that may occur are Nausea, constipation, stomach wind, stomach ache, dry mouth, problems sleeping, drowsiness and vivid dreams.
Other side effects are less common but may need urgent medical attention. Alert your doctor immediately if you develop mood swings, depression, suicidal thoughts or significant changes in behaviour such as agitation, aggressiveness, hostility, anxiety, confusion, paranoia or hallucinations. Alert your doctor immediately if you develop allergic reactions such as breathlessness, swelling of the face, severe mouth ulcers and serious skin reactions such as rashes that peel or blister.
Buy Champix Tablets 1 mg online at cheap price
You can buy Champix 1 mg tablets manufactured by Pfizer, at a cheap price online from the Swiss Pharmacy. The 1 mg pills are priced at only $4.75 per unit if you place an order for 84 pills.
This Product was added to our catalogue on Wednesday, 27. April 2011.
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