1. What is Champix?
Champix is the brand name of varenicline which is medication used for smoking cessation.
2. Safety parameters
- Do not take if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
This list is not extensive so please always read the patient information leaflet before use, and inform the pharmacist and doctor if you are taking any medication or have any conditions.
3. Pregnancy and breastfeeding
This medication must NOT be taken while pregnant or breastfeeding. Please inform your doctor if you are planning to be pregnant, are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
4. Interaction with other medication
This medication is known to interact with numerous medication including sodium valproate, carbamazepine and phenytoin amongst many others. Antidepressants may also interact with this medication.
Please always tell the doctor and pharmacist every medication you are taking, which includes medication bought at any shop, over-the-counter medication, prescription-only medication, inhalers and patches. Also, please always inform the doctor or pharmacist if you start any treatment, change any treatment or have stopped any treatment within the last few years.
5. Side effects
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Abnormal dreams.
This is not an extensive list so please always immediately inform the pharmacist or doctor if you experience any side effects while taking this medication.
Store in dry conditions at room temperature.
7. If other information is needed
Please contact the pharmacy or a doctor if you require any other information.