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Champix Tablets

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Stop Smoking With Champix

Champix (varenicline) is a treatment to help people to stop smoking. The treatment is a 12 week course of tablets which can help to relieve the craving and withdrawal symptoms associated with stopping smoking. During the first two weeks of taking Champix, you will continue to smoke. Most people set their quit date between 10 to 14 days of taking Champix.

You are not recommended to smoke after your quit date, but if you do, Champix can reduce the enjoyment you feel from smoking cigarettes. Champix is not the same as nicotine replacement therapy.

Patient group directions are written directions that allow accredited pharmacists to assess patients and supply treatments for particular conditions, without a prescription, subject to exclusions.

We are able to supply Champix ( Varenicline ) through a patient group direction. This means you are not required to present an NHS or private prescription and are able to purchase these tablets at competitive prices.

Only suitably accredited pharmacists are able to provide this service so we would advise that you call to ensure they are present at the pharmacy when you arrive. Only patients in person can complete assessment forms and be provided with medication.

What is the cost of Champix?

Champix Starter Pack

Champix 1mg x 56 - 4 Week Continuation

Champix 1mg x 112 - 8 Week Continuation

Champix Full Course

How do I take Champix?

The usual dose is 1mg Champix twice a day following a one week titration as follows:

Week 1

Days 1-3
0.5mg tablet once a day

Days 4-7
0.5mg tablet twice a day

Week 2-12

Day 8 until end of treatment
1mg tablet twice a day

Who should not take Champix?

In general Champix is considered to be a safe medication for most people. Some caution should be taken in certain patients, particularly those with mental health problems.

People with following conditions should not take Champix:

Those who are under the age of 18
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
People with severe kidney failure
People with certain mental health problems

If you are pregnant or allergic to any of the ingredients of Champix you should not take it.
If you are breastfeeding, you should ask your doctor of pharmacist for advice before taking Champix.

How Does Champix Work?

Champix (Varenicline) helps relieve cravings and withdrawals which often occur when you stop smoking. It does this by blocking Nicotine receptor sites, that Nicotine in cigarettes would usually act on. Champix does not contain nicotine, it only act’s on the same receptors as it.

Trials have shown that Varenicline helps people to be three times more likely to quit, then people who try to quit without any assistance.

Champix Tablets: Smoking Cessation at Birdsfoot Pharmacy Luton

Champix contains the active ingredient Varenicline, and comes in tablet form. It is proven to greatly increase your chances of quitting smoking.

Champix relieves the cravings and withdrawls associated with stopping smoking. This can help you break the habit long enough to halt your dependance on nicotine.

While taking champix make stopping smoking easier, you still require will power in avoiding using cigarettes. Because

Champix is a prescription only treatment, you must complete a PGD and our Pharmacist will decide wheather you are suitable for the treatment or not.

How Do I Take Champix?

Firstly you should decide on a date in the second week of treatment, to stop smoking. You will then take one Champix tablet daily for three days, before increasing your dose to two tablets.

Instructions will also be printed on the pack you receive from our pharmacy.
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t: 01582 591 616
Birdsfoot Lane Pharmacy
255 Birdsfoot Lane, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 2HX
Superintendent Pharmacist : Mr Rupesh Shah
GPhC Pharmacist Reg No. : 2048914
GPhC Premises Reg No. : 1028845
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