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Chantix

by Dr. Antonio Howell, MD

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Chantix and the patch used in combination I cannot seem to quit with just one non-smoking aid at a time. I was successful once before when I took a high daily dosage of Wellbutrin and wore the patch at the same time. Can I wear the patch and take Chantix at the same time? -DW […]

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How Important Is Quitting Smoking?

by Dr. Antonio Howell, MD

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Quitting smoking is the single most important thing anybody can do to improve their health. Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death. In the U.S. and around the world smoking remains the biggest cause of death and nearly 70 percent of the people smoking in the nation say that they want to quit […]

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In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Chantix as a smoking cessation drug. This drug is considered a better alternative to Bupropion. However, in recent years, there were claims of unwanted side effects associated to Chantix. Understanding how this medication is used, how it works, and other safety concerns is essential […]

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Varenecline or popularly known as Chantix is a prescription drug developed for smokers to stop smoking. It works by interfering with the nicotine receptors in the brain and so the result is that you feel less urged to smoke. The drug mimics the effect of nicotine in the body so it can also  relieve nicotine withdrawal […]

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If you’ve been smoking for quite some time now, a few years or months maybe, but cannot seem to succeed in quitting because of the physical and mental effects of being without nicotine (nicotine withdrawal), the prescription drugs Varenicline (Chantix) and Bupropion (Zyban) may be for you. Why Chantix and Zyban are for you? Chantix […]

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