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Chantix and Champix
Chantrix or Champix to Quit Smoking?
Varenicline (Chantix® Pfizer,
Champix® Pfizer or Chantrix)
is a prescription medication used for smoking cessation. In
May, 2006, Chantix, Champix (Chantrix) were approved for sale
in the USA by FDA.
In August, 2006, Pfizer announced that Chantix
was available for sale in the USA and on September, 2006,
it was approved for sale in the European Union with the trade
So, Chantix, Champix and Chantrix are the same quit smoking
drug, but with different names:
Chantix, if you buy in
the USA or Canada. It is the brand name of the drug Varenicline
Champix, if you buy in
Europe. Champix is another brand name of the same drug Varenicline.
Chantrix, if you buy anywhere
:) Chantrix is the wrong name. You cannot buy Varenicline
under the name Chantrix (it does not exist).
Chantix for Smoking Cessation
scientists developed Chantix (Champix) specifically
to help smokers quit. The effectiveness of Chantix in smoking
cessation was demonstrated in clinical trials.How Chantix
tablets help cigarette smokers to quit smoking? Unlike smoking
cessation tools such as quit
smoking gum and quit
smoking patches, Chantix is not a nictotine replacement.
Chantix works by blocking nicotine from attaching to receptors
in your brain. Chantrix users also "had nearly twice
the likelihood of quitting" than patients taking Buproprion.
In studies, the most common Chantix side effects were nausea,
changes in dreaming, constipation, gas and/or vomiting.
Chantix / Champix online
Varenicline is available in the USA as Chantix and in Europe
under trade name Champix. Both are made by Pfizer. Chantix/Champix
comes as a white tablet (0.5 mg) and a blue tablet (1 mg).