Chantix (Varenicline)

What is Chantix?

Chantix (Varenicline) is an oral medication used to help adults quit smoking. Available in capsule form, this medication can be purchased from any neighboring drugstore with a valid prescription.


Chantix Facts

This prescription drug works by attaching to nicotine receptors in the brain and contends with nicotine from tobacco to nicotine receptors. While this drug invigorates the nicotine receptors as nicotine, the anti-smoking medication obstructs the more portent spur caused by nicotine. Hence, smokers taking this medicine do not feel the complete influence of nicotine. It is important to note that the safety of this is yet to be ascertained in children below 18 years and, hence, it is not recommended for them.

Chantix Indications

Chantix (Varenicline) is indicated for use to help people above the age of 18 years to quit smoking tobacco. This online prescription drug is used concurrently with behavior alteration as well as counseling care to help adults give up smoking. Your physician may also recommend this medication from for other purposes not discussed here.

Chantix Dosage

It is important that you take Chantix (Varenicline) from any drugstore strictly according to the recommendation of your physician. The usual recommended dosage of this is 0.5 mg capsules taken once daily for three consecutive days. Subsequently, take 1 mg capsule of this prescription drug twice every day for the rest of the treatment duration, which usually lasts for 12 weeks. On the successful completion of the treatment, it is advisable to undergo another 12 weeks of treatment with a view to help long-standing self-restraint from smoking. This prescription drug should be taken with a full glass (8 ounce) of water and always after taking food. To ascertain that the medicine does not harm the functioning of your kidneys, you need to undergo regular tests. Most importantly, never take this drug if you are allergic to any substance.

Chantix Side Effects

As with any other medicine, using Chantix (Varenicline) also results in a number of side effects. The most common adverse aftereffects of this drug from may include constipation, vomiting, flatulence, nausea, debility, exhaustion, stomach pain, indigestion, gas, increased appetite, headache or disgusting taste in your mouth and sleep disturbance. It is advisable not to discontinue this medicine abruptly for it may result in irritability and sleep disturbances. Some patients using this drug may even experience psychiatric symptoms like agitation, depression, behavioral changes and/ or suicidal behavior. Consult your physician if you notice any of these symptoms. Although this drug rarely results in allergic reactions like breathing problems, hives, skin rash and swelling of the lips, tongue, throat and/ or face, seek emergency medical aid if you experience any allergic reaction. In addition, instantly stop using the medicine and contact your physician if you experience behavioral and mood changes and feel agitated or depressed or have suicidal thoughts. This medicine may cause drowsiness that may damage your thinking or reactions