[widget id=”ad_unit-9″]Ad Widget: Google 200×200 ad[/widget]The effectiveness of Chantix in smoking cessation was demonstrated in six clinical trials, which included a total of 3659 chronic cigarette smokers who were treated with varenicline.
Five of the six studies were randomized, controlled clinical trials in which Chantix was shown to be superior to placebo in helping people quit smoking.
These smokers had previously averaged 21 cigarettes a day for approximately 25 years.
In two of the five placebo-controlled studies, Chantix-treated patients were also more successful in giving up smoking than patients treated with Zyban (bupropion).
The approved course of Chantix treatment is 12 weeks.
Patients who successfully quit smoking during Chantix treatment may continue with an additional 12 weeks of Chantix treatment to further increase the likelihood of long-term smoking cessation.
Champix works primarily in two ways:
- Firstly, it reduces the smoker’s craving for nicotine by binding to nicotine receptors
in the brain and reduces the symptoms of withdrawal.
- Secondly, it reduces the satisfaction a smoker receives when smoking a cigarette.
Clinical trials to date have shown that Champix is more effective than currently available
oral antismoking prescription medicines.
In trials, 44% of the group treated with Champix had stopped smoking after being treated
for 12 weeks, as opposed to 11% of smokers taking the placebo.
Over the same duration, it was also shown to be twice as effective as Zyban (bupropion),
the other main anti-smoking drug treatment.
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What is the most important information I should know about Chantix?
Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you.
Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
Follow the directions on your prescription label.
If you miss a dose, use the medication as soon as you remember.
If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly
Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
“I was a heavy smoker, and quitting was the most difficult personal challenge I ever faced.
After I quit, I worked with a team of Pfizer scientist to develop Chantix specifically to help
smokers quit.” -Dr. Jotham Coe, Pfizer scientist.
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