Champix tablets contain the active ingredient varenicline. Champix binds to nicotine receptors in the brain, meaning that cravings are reduced and smoking becomes less pleasurable due to the reward system being blocked. Champix has been shown to more than double your chances of quitting smoking for good.
The Champix Starter Pack (0.5mg & 1mg) should be used to initiate smoking cessation treatment before increasing the dose and switching to a course of Champix 1mg Tablets. Starting with the 0.5mg tablets and working up to the 1mg tablets reduces the chances of side effects and increases your chances of stopping smoking.
Consuming alcohol while taking varenicline is thought to increase the risk of developing mood disorders or experiencing behavioural changes, therefore we would not recommend drinking while taking Champix.
|Champix (Varenicline) Tablets 12 Week Continuation Pack||205|
|Champix (Varenicline) Tablets 12 Week Full Course (includes starter pack)||205|
|Champix (Varenicline) Tablets 2 Week Starter Pack||47|
|Champix (Varenicline) Tablets 4 Week Continuation Pack||80|
|Champix (Varenicline) Tablets 4 Week Starter Pack||80|
|Champix (Varenicline) Tablets 8 Week Continuation Pack||140|
|Ingredients||Varenicline 0.5mg, 1mg|
|Directions||The usual dose for adults:Week 1:From day 1 to day 3, you should take one white Champix 0.5 mg film-coated tablet once a day.From day 4 to day 7, you should take one white Champix 0.5 mg film-coated tablet twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening, at about the same time each day.Week 2:From day 8 to day 14, you should take one light blue Champix 1 mg film-coated tablet twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening, at about the same time each day.Weeks 3 - 12:From day 15 until the end of treatment, you should take one light blue Champix 1 mg film-coated tablet twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening, at about the same time each day.|
|Side Effects||All medicines can cause unwanted side effects, which usually improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine. Speak with your prescriber or pharmacist if any of the side effects with Champix continue or become troublesome.The most common side effects are feeling sick, headache, dry mouth, fatigue, abnormal dreams, increased appetite, vomiting, constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal distension and discomfort, dyspepsia and flatulence. Champix can cause dizziness and drowsiness. If you are affected do not drive, operate machinery or hazardous activities. Please see the electronic information leaflet for more details.Stop taking Champix and seek medical advice if you experience depression or suicidal thoughts or behaviour.|