What is Champix?
What other options are there?
Do I have to change my diet?
Can I smoke while taking Champix?
Smoking during treatment does not harm your health. However, since you are trying to quit smoking, you need to control the urge to smoke if you want to reach the aimed results. This drug, just like any other smoking cessation drug, will only work if you have the will-power to want it to work.
How effective is Champix?
It is almost impossible to say exactly, as it depends on the person who takes it, how much they smoked before, and how addicted they are. However, the drug is one of the most effective treatments on the market, according to a wide range of different scientific studies.
Can I use another nicotine replacement therapy on the side?
No, you can’t use another nicotine replacement therapy at the same time, because the two treatments can interact and prevent effective results.
The 0.5 mg tablets are white, while the 1 mg tablets are light blue. The tablets are labeled "Pfizer" on one side and "CHX" on the other. You should take the dosage prescribed by your doctor.
How do I take Champix?
Active ingredients of Champix
The active substance in Champix is varenicline (as tartrate). The 0.5 mg tablets contain 0.5 mg varenicline, while 1 mg tablets contain 1 mg varenicline. Also, the pills contain microcrystalline cellulose, anhydrous calcium hydrogen phosphate, croscarmellose sodium, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), macrogol, and triacetin.
Common Side effects
- difficulty sleeping and abnormal dreams
- increased appetite,
- changes in the way things taste,
- dry mouth
- drowsiness, fatigue,
- feeling of fullness,
- stomach upset,
Occasional side effects
- chest infection,
- discomfort or pain
- inflammation of the paranasal sinuses
- fever, feeling cold
- viral infections
- shortness of breath
- sore throat and irritation, runny nose, snoring
- loss of appetite
- feeling thirsty
- increased weight
- feelings of panic,
- difficulty in thinking,
- mood swings
- tremors and difficulty in co-ordination
- speech difficulties, less sensitive to touch, increased muscle tension, restlessness,
- cardiac arrhythmia, increased blood pressure, increased heart rate
- disturbed vision, discoloration of the eyeball, eye pain, and dilation
If any of the above or other side effects occur, tell your doctor immediately. Read the Patient Information Leaflet for detailed information on side effects, contraindications, and drug interactions.
Drug interactions and contraindications
Due to its active substances, Champix can interact with other medications you are taking, although it has not been established yet with what drugs. First of all, you should not take Champix if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the tablet. In case you have an allergic reaction (swollen face and eyelids, itchy, reddish skin and difficulty breathing) seek medical help immediately!
Inform your doctor if you use theophylline (a drug used to treat breathing difficulties), Warfarin (prevents blood clotting) or take insulin (for diabetics), as your dosages may need to be changed after smoking. In terms of contraindications, Champix must not be used:
- By people who are under 18 years old
- If you are pregnant
- If you want to get pregnant during treatment
- If you are breast-feeding
As mentioned before, you should not use other nicotine replacement therapy while taking Champix
Buy Champix online
You can order Champix, an effective drug for smoking cessation, online, at Apomeds. All you need to do is fill out an online medical questionnaire about your health. After that, an experienced EU-licensed doctor from our team will determine if you are eligible for smoking cessation with Champix. If you are, we will send the prescription to the mail-order pharmacy, which will deliver the medicine to you, within 48 hours. More information on how our service works can be found here.