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Pharmacy4U Faq - Varenicline

Why do I need to start treatment at least a week before my quit date?

This is because you need to build up the dose so that your body gets used to the medicine before the day you stop smoking. If you buy Champix tablets there needs to be enough in your system to block the satisfying effects of nicotine and prevent cravings.

Why does this medication come in two different doses?

This medication is started at a lower dose and built up in the body over the first two weeks. Once the body gets used to the medication, the daily dose gets increased by taking the tablets with a higher dose of varenicline.

Can I take a course of this medication more than once?

Yes. If you buy varenicline 1 mg online and start smoking again, a repeat course may be effective. However, it is recommended that you plan how to make your next attempt successful.

Can I use nicotine replacement methods and this medication at the same time?

No. Nicotine replacements such as patches and gum will be ineffective as this medication blocks nicotine receptors.

Is this medication suitable for everyone?

No. Certain people should avoid this medication. It is not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not take varenicline 1 mg if you have severe kidney problems. Consult your healthcare practitioner to check if it is suitable for you.

Can I take Champix if I am taking any other medications?

Let your healthcare practitioner know if you are taking other medications that may interact with Champix.

Can I drink alcohol with this medication?

Alcohol is not recommended as some people have reported increased intoxicating effects.

How effective is this medication?

Varenicline UK customers should be aware that approximately 1 in 5 people succeed compared to about 1 in 10 people who try to stop without treatment.