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Champix (Varenicline)

Active Ingredient (Generic Name):

Varenicline

Indication:

Quitting smoking

Manufacturer:

Pfizer India Ltd

Packaging:

28 tablets in 1 box

Delivery Time

6 To 15 days

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Champix (Varenicline) - 0.5mg and 1mg

0.5mg and 1mgPricePrice/unitQuantityAdd To Cart
11 + 14 Tab/s $45.00 $4.09 /Piece
22 + 28 Tab/s $85.00 $3.86 /Piece
33 + 52 Tab/s $120.00 $3.64 /Piece

Champix 1mg (Varenicline)

1mgPricePrice/unitQuantityAdd To Cart
28 Tablet/s $49.00 $1.75 /Piece
56 Tablet/s $95.00 $1.7 /Piece
84 Tablet/s $140.00 $1.67 /Piece

Description

Buy Champix Online?

Champix is a brand name for the drug named Varenicline. This drug helps people who have a habit of smoking. This drug helps people in quitting smoking. Champix works by blocking certain receptors that flow to the brain by preventing nicotine from binding with it. Nicotine triggers the urge to smoke in a person.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved this drug which provides a legit license to this drug to get manufactured.

What is Champix?

Champix is the brand name of the drug named as Varenicline. This drug helps patients to help stop smoking. The entire treatment is 12 weeks old and helps patients who are addicted to smoking by relieving them from craving. This drug helps in minimizing the withdrawal symptoms of a patient making it easier for them to stop smoking. The first two weeks of Champix is followed up with two more weeks of smoking and a person usually leaves smoking in about 10 to 14 days after taking the medicine. It is not recommended for a person to smoke after the person has decided to quit date.

In case a person starts smoking after the quit date, the person does not tend to enjoy smoking as much as he usually does. This drug does not resemble nicotine replacement therapy and is very different from it.

Uses of Champix:

The drug Champix is usually prescribed for smoking cessation aid. This drug helps in reducing the urge of a person to smoke and helps in relieving the withdrawal symptoms of a person. It can get very difficult for a person to quit smoking and this drug helps in relieving the withdrawal symptoms of a person.

This medicine helps adults in quitting smoking. This drug works by reducing the craving and withdrawal symptoms that usually happens because of smoking. People who give up smoking often feel affected because of the nicotine withdrawal the symptoms of which can be frustration, sleeping problems, anxiousness, depression, decreased heart rate, weight gain, increase in the appetite of a person. It is important to note that not everyone faces the same effect of nicotine and it can be different for different people. It is not recommended to start smoking again once a person stops smoking especially post quit date. Smoking after the quit date can decrease the enjoyment caused by the cigarette.

Champix Dosage:

This drug comes in many dosages and is taken as per the prescription is given by the doctor. Different dosages that this drug comes in is 0.5 mg and 1 mg. It is very important for the patient to be ready to quit smoking. Otherwise, there is no point in taking this drug. This drug requires a person to quit smoking in weeks time starting from the day you start taking this drug. Taking Champix before the quit date requires a person to quit smoking within the next 8 days. The dosage of this medicine usually starts with a lower dosage and then keeps on increasing for a few weeks time. The usual dosage of this medicine is .5mg once a day for three days in a row which is then increased to 0.5mg twice a day for 4 more days to come. One week of this drug increases the dosage of this medicine to 1 mg twice a day which is also called maintenance dose.

It is essential to take doctors consent before switching to 2mg of Champix per day. It is important to take Champix for 12 weeks time for it to be effective.

12 weeks time is usually considered to be effective when it comes to a person leaving smoking.

Overdose of Champix: 

Overdosing on this medicine requires a person to consult a doctor or visit a hospital as soon as possible.

Missed Dose of Champix:

If a person misses a dose of Champix, it is important to take the medicine as soon as the person remembers it. If the time to take the next dosage is nearby, a person, in that case, should skip the dosage altogether and should wait for the upcoming dosage.

Side Effects:

Some of the side effects caused by Champix are listed below:

  1. It causes stomach pain
  2. Constipation, gas, indigestion, and diarrhea
  3. It makes a person nauseous
  4. Dry mouth
  5. It changes the appetite of a person
  6. It causes unusual and vivid dreams in a person
  7. Sleeping disorders
  8. It causes breathing problems
  9. Flushing of the skin which includes rashing

 

Serious side effects caused by this medicine are listed below: 

  1. It causes mood swings in a person
  2. It causes suicidal thoughts
  3. Swelling in the mouth, lips, tongue, face, and throat of a person
  4. It causes sensitive skin which can be as severe as life-threatening
  5. It can cause severe chest pain which can result in an irregular heartbeat
  6. Fainting
  7. It causes kidney failure
  8. Blood disorders
  9. It causes bleeding in the intestines and stomach of a person

Precautions:

There was a black box warning generated for Champix as this drug can increase the risk of mental health which is seen in people after taking this medicine. The side effects can be quite fatal in this case as a person can get as close as he can in getting suicidal thoughts.

It fluctuates the mood of a person and will end up making them feel depressed, hostile and irritable

It can cause suicidal thoughts in a person who is already facing depression

One should avoid drinking at this time as it can increase the side effects caused by this medicine.

It can cause seizures in a person

It is important to learn if a person is allergic to any of the ingredients present in this medicine.

This drug can increase the risk of a heart condition

Going to a doctor usually helps in overweighting the side effects and positive effects caused by this medicine and a doctor usually prescribe this medicine only if the side effects caused by this medicine are way less than the positive effects.

It causes vivid dreams: This drug causes a person to have very unusual and vivid dreams. This drug can cause serious dreaming problems as there are times when a person will not know if he’s hallucinating or dreaming. It is important to consult a doctor if this problem becomes severe.

Pregnancy and Champix: Taking Champix while being pregnant can affect the health of a child. Therefore, women who are breastfeeding should be careful as the side effects of this medicine can transfer to the infant.

When should a person not take Champix?

A person should not take this medicine if

  1. He takes a medicine containing varenicline tartrate
  2. He takes any of the medicine that contains ingredients which are mentioned in Champix

Taking these medicines causes an allergic reaction and includes side effects such as:

  1. Difficulty in breathing
  2. Swelling of the lips, face or other parts of the body
  3. Itching or rashes on the skin of a person

One must be careful about not taking Champix after the expiry date of this medicine.

It is important to mention about the general health of the patient before taking this drug. Symptoms such as low mood, anxiety, depressed, over-emotional, etc can get worse.

People who leave smoking are usually associated with the change in behavior which can also trigger suicidal thoughts in a person.  And there are some people who develop these symptoms when they start taking Champix. It is therefore essential to discuss with your doctor about the side effects and risks that this drug comes with.

Some of the medical condition that is important to mention to your doctor are listed below:

  1. Kidney problems
  2. Mental conditions such as depression
  3. Fits

Interaction:

There are many drugs that Champix does not interact with. But there are many anti-smoking drugs that tend to interfere with this drug. Therefore it is important to consult a doctor before taking any drug as they have a tendency to interact Champix and cause side effects.

Champix interaction with Alcohol: One should avoid taking Alcohol with Champix as it can lower the tolerance of a person to react to the side effects of this medicine.

How does Champix work?

This drug belongs to a group of medicines called smoking cessation therapies. This medicine helps people to quit smoking especially when the nicotine replacement therapy does not work in an appropriate way. This drug is used by adults in combination to quit smoking counseling and ultimately results in people quitting smoking. This drug should not be taken unless it is prescribed by the doctor.

Champix contains an active ingredient known as Varenicline that works by blocking the effect of nicotine in the body of a person. There are different receptors present in the brain. These receptors help by sending a message to the brain for releasing chemicals such as dopamine. Dopamine helps a person in giving pleasure which lasts for a short period of time. This feeling keeps on repeating again and again which urges a person to smoke more and more. The drug Champix works by activating the receptors and nicotine present in the body that helps in blocking the excretion of nicotine.

Why Buy Champix from Arrowmeds?

Champix at Arrowmeds is easily available and can be taken along with the prescription given by the doctor.

Other Available Variants :

Champix 0.5mg

Champix 1mg

How to take Champix?

It is an oral medicine and the usual dosage of this drug is 0.5mg taken once a day for the first three days. This dosage is followed by taking 0.5mg twice a day for the coming 4 days. This drug is then followed by the dosage of 1mg twice a day. This dosage is continued and is taken only after taking a meal.

It is important to follow the directions prescribed by the pharmacist.

How to Quit smoking?

There are three ways to quit smoking from Champix:

  1. It works by selecting a quit date as and when a person feels a need to quit smoking
  2. Keep a note of this date and keep it as a reminder
  3. Take this medicine a week before your quit date
  4. A person can be smoking during this time
  5. Make sure that the person actually stops smoking on his quit date

How much to take?

One should start taking this drug with the initial dosage of 0.5mg. The dosage is then increased to 1mg per day. Starting from a lower dose helps a body in getting used to this medicine Champix.

Having a severe Kidney disease can change the whole prescription of Champix.

The usual dosage of this medicine:

  1. Day 1 to 4 – Taking 0.5mg tablet once in a day
  2. Day 4 to 7 – Taking 0.5mg in the morning and evening
  3. Week 2 to 4 – Taking 1mg in the day and night which is followed till week 35

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