Chantix

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Chantix?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Chantix if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any mental illness
  • Heart disease 
  • A history of suicidal behavior
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Chantix Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

Are There Alternatives?

For many people, Chantix is effective at helping with smoking cessation. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur, or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, your healthcare provider may recommend an alternative. Some examples of other medications used for smoking cessation include:
 
Various forms of counseling are also used to help people stop smoking. In fact, counseling can be beneficial for anyone who is trying to quit smoking, even if they are receiving other treatments.
 
(Click Chantix Alternatives to learn more.)
 
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