Champix® (varenicline)- 0.5mg, 1mg

Champix® (varenicline)- 0.5mg, 1mg

Champix contains no nicotine and works to relieve the craving and withdrawal symptoms associated with giving up smoking. The treatment course is usually for 12 weeks, however a further 12 weeks of treatment may be appropriate in some scenarios. Before commencing treatment, you should set a quit date and start Champix 1- 2 weeks before this date.

Willpower is crucial when giving up smoking especially in social situations. Indeed, the most successful quitters are motivated to stop. You may find it helpful to take up a new hobby or make plans for when you finish the 12 week course. Consider telling your friends, colleagues and family that you're trying to quit so they can offer support by not smoking around you. You may also need to find other ways to take breaks or socialise like going for walks.

Champix stimulates nicotinic receptors in the brain, which relieves the craving and withdrawal symptoms you can get when you stop smoking.It also helps prevent nicotine from attaching to the receptors in the first place, so if you do relapse and have a cigarette, the nicotine you inhale will have a less enjoyable effect.

– Set a quit date and start Champix 1-2 weeks before the date
– Start with one 0.5mg tablet daily for 3 days, then twice daily for 4 days
– Continue with 1mg twice daily for the rest of the course (12 weeks total)

Take tablets regularly at the same time each day, if you forget a dose take it as soon as you remember except it is within 3-4 hours of your next dose in which case forget the missed dose and carry on as normal.

  • Seek medical advise if you are struggling with side effects
  • Don't give up if you relapse, rather contact us for more support
  • You may feel irritable, low in mood or develop insomnia immediately after finishing the course
  • Hypersensitivity reactions have been reported
Common Side Effects: headaches, feeling sick and digestive problems. In severe cases, it can cause changes in your behaviour and depression headaches, abnormal dreams, difficulty sleeping, increased appetite, altered taste sensation, etc.

Blisters: Store below 30°C
Bottle: No special storage instructions

Active Ingredients: Each 0.5 mg film-coated tablet contains 0.5 mg or 1 mg of varenicline (as tartrate).
Also Contains:
– Tablets core: Cellulose, Microcrystalline Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate Anhydrous, Croscarmellose Sodium, Silica, Colloidal Anhydrous Magnesium Stearate.
– Film coating: Hypromellose,Titanium Dioxide (E171), Macrogol 400, Triacetin (0.5mg tablet); Hypromellose Titanium Dioxide (E171), Indigo Carmine Aluminium Lake E132, Macrogol 400, Triacetin (1mg tablet)

*Note: This is a prescription only medication, hence can only be issued after a Mini Consultation with our in house prescriber to assess suitability. The consultation fee will be deducted from any purchases made. This charge enables us to offer you the requested medication or alternative solution to your medical needs.