Varenicline (Chantix) for Quitting Smoking
What To Think About
You start taking varenicline about a week before you plan to stop smoking. You may notice that you do not get the same satisfaction from cigarettes during that week. Try not to increase your smoking to overcome this.
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have kidney problems.
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
- Are breast-feeding.
- Have ever had a mental illness such as Reference depression Opens New Window or Reference bipolar disorder Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 5, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference John Hughes, MD - Psychiatry