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My Personal Chantix Story

by Dr. Antonio Howell, MD

in Blog, quit smoking, varenicline

Have you heard about the quit smoking pill CHANTIX® (varenicline)? I remember when I first heard about the pill in the fall of 2006. I was a surgery resident in St Louis and a friend, who was a Family Practice physician, told me about CHANTIX (varenicline) a Pfizer pill to help people quit smoking. I […]

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Based on the two large-scale studies sponsored by the DFA, smokers trying to quit using Chantix or varenicline are no more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric symptoms than those who use nicotine patches. Post by Antonio R. Howell.

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Dizziness or Lightheadedness. Blurred Vision. Abnormal Dreams or Vivid Dreams. Headaches. Redness, Itching, Swelling or Burning at the Application Site. Nervousness. Sweating. Trouble Sleeping. Fast Or Irregular Heartbeat. Nausea. Stomach Pain Or Vomiting. Severe Allergic Reactions (Rash; Hives; Itching; Difficulty Breathing; Tightness In The Chest; Swelling Of The Mouth, Face, Lips, Or Tongue) – If […]

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Chantix is a pill made by Pfizer in 2006 to help smokers not want to smoke. A study of 746 smokers  found that 56 percent of those who took Chantix for 12 weeks were cigarette-free during the last month of treatment. Compared with 43 percent who used the nicotine patches. Bottom line: Chantix works AND […]

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Dr. Howell’s Official View on Chantix?

by Dr. Antonio Howell, MD

in Blog, chantix

Chantix (varenicline) is a drug like any other and should be taken as directed while under the care of a doctor or medical provider. Any drug has side effects and therefore should be monitored.

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