- Relieves cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with nicotine addiction
- Complete a four week starter pack and our doctors will then review your progress
- If appropriate they will then issue two further four week courses via your patient record at no additional cost
Champix works by relieving the craving and withdrawal symptoms associated with giving up smoking. Champix does not contain nicotine but mimics the effect of nicotine on the body. It does not make you stop smoking - you still need determination and motivation to succeed and to break the smoking habit.
How do I take Champix?
You should start to take Champix a week before you stop smoking- so before your start you should decide which date you want to stop.
When you begin the treatment you should take one tablet a day for the first three days, then one tablet twice a day for the rest of the course. We’ll send you full details on the dose and regime via your patient record before you start.
|How effective is Champix?||Evidence suggests that taking Champix is likely to more than double your chance of successfully stopping smoking.|
|Are there any side effects?|
As with all medicines there is a risk of side effects. Common side effects include:
|Is there a risk of suicidal thoughts?|
Champix like all medicines has some very rare side effects which include: