What is Champix?
Champix (Varenicline), is a medicine used to treat nicotine addiction. Champix is a nicotinic receptor partial agonist - it acts by stimulating nicotine receptors more weakly than nicotine itself does
How to use Champix?
Champix should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water. It can be taken with or without food. Some people find it helpful to take it with food, as it can help reduce nausea.Take Champix at the same time each day. If you forget to take it, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, you should just skip the tablet you missed. You should take Champix for the full 12 weeks of treatment, even if you have stopped smoking.
How to start quite smoking with Champix?
Once you've bought Champix, set a quit date one-to-two weeks into your treatment. You may continue smoking as normal in the first weeks of treatment because it takes about one week or so for Champix to start working properly. Not smoking at all after your quit date gives you the best chance of stopping for good. If you slip up and have a cigarette after your quit date, you may still succeed at quitting if you keep taking your course of Champix and recommit to stopping smoking. The usual start dose of Champix is 0.5mg, once per day. However, you may reduce the number of tablets you take based on your individual needs.
You should take your tablet at the same time each day. If you forget to take it, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, you should just skip the tablet you missed. Do not take a double dose of Champix. Do not use other nicotine replacement medicines while using Champix.