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Buy Champix (varenicline) 0.5mg and 1mg tablets to help you stop smoking

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Content reviewed on 08-04-21 Dr. Sarah Donald Clinical Lead

Our medical team is always on hand to ensure that you get the safest and most effective treatment. Your medication will be dispatched the same day from our pharmacy.

Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.

What is Champix?

Champix is a prescription treatment designed to help you quit smoking.

The health risks associated with smoking are numerous and well documented, but the difficulties associated with quitting, such as intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms, can make it out of reach for many. Champix makes it easier to quit by relieving these symptoms, helping you make a long-lasting change.

How does Champix work?

Champix tablets help relieve the withdrawal symptoms and cravings that happen when you quit smoking.

When you smoke, nicotine from the cigarette attaches to nicotine receptors in your brain. This releases dopamine, a chemical in the body that makes you feel good. After you haven’t smoked for a while, dopamine levels drop, causing the withdrawal symptoms that make you crave a cigarette.

Varenicline, the active ingredient in Champix, stops this reward cycle by binding directly to nicotine receptors in the brain. This makes it so that nicotine can’t attach to these receptors, decreasing the positive feeling you get when smoking a cigarette. Varenicline still releases dopamine, but at lower levels than when you smoke, which reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms. This smooths the transition, and makes giving up smoking much easier.

Because you start treatment days before you actually quit, when you do finally stop, the immediate symptoms are much less likely to become overpowering.

When should I stop smoking on Champix?

You should start taking Champix tablets at least a week before you decide to stop smoking. This ensures the treatment has had enough time to build up in your system to work effectively. Most people set their quit date during the second week of treatment.

How to take Champix

If this is your first time, it is recommended that you begin with the 12-week starter pack (containing 165 tablets).

The dosage changes over time. For the first three days, you should take a single 0.5mg tablet once a day. The dosage should then be increased to two 0.5mg tablets, one in the morning and one in the evening, for the next four days. After that, the 1mg tablets can then be taken twice a day, in the morning and in the evening, for the next 11 weeks.

After you have completed the 12-week treatment course, you can decide if you’d like to continue afterwards with refill packs to further increase your chances of quitting.

Quitting is a difficult process. Some tips that may help you make the change include:

  • exercising
  • creating a support network of family and friends who can help you break the habit
  • making a list of all of the health, financial, and social benefits you will experience when you’ve quit
  • reminding yourself of why you want to quit once you’ve set a date, and what harm might come from it if you don’t
  • joining a local stop smoking service

What precautions should I take?

Champix can be taken by most people who wish to quit smoking, but it may not be suitable for you if you:

  • are pregnant
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • suffer from psychological issues such as depression

You should mention any existing and past medical conditions or medications you are taking in your consultation. If your doctor is concerned about any interactions, they will be able to recommend an alternative smoking cessation treatment.

Can I drink alcohol while on Champix?

Champix may change the way your body reacts to alcohol, increasing the intoxicating effects. It is recommended that you lower your alcohol intake until you know how your body reacts to alcohol while on Champix.

What are the possible side effects?

Quitting smoking, whether with treatment or without, can cause various symptoms. The most common side effects associated with using Champix include:

  • headache
  • difficulty sleeping
  • abnormal dreams
  • nausea

Less common side effects include:

  • diarrhoea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • tiredness
  • weight gain

It has been reported that there is an increase in depression in patients taking Champix. If you find yourself experiencing any concerning thoughts or behaviour changes, stop treatment and contact your doctor immediately.

For a full list of side effects, read the patient information leaflet. If you find that you experience any side effects that are particularly concerning, you should stop taking these tablets and visit your doctor.

Where can I buy Champix online?

You can buy Champix online from euroClinix. It is a prescription-only medication, so you will need to complete an online consultation before ordering. Your consultation will then be carefully reviewed by one of our UK doctors to determine your suitability. If your prescription is approved, it will be dispatched from our UK pharmacy with free next-day delivery.

Is it safe to buy Champix online?

It is safe to buy Champix online as long as you are purchasing through a reputable source.

When purchasing medicine online, you should always check that the pharmacy is registered with the relevant regulatory agencies. euroClinix is registered with the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), General Medical Council (GMC) and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Treatment Information
Treatment Information
Product Name: Champix
Active Ingredient(s): Varenicline tartrate
Manufacturer: Pfizer
Description: Champix is a prescription smoking cessation treatment which is almost twice as effective as anything else available
Exemption: Subject to medical prescription
Administration: Oral
Presentation: Tablets
Available Dosage: 0.5mg, 1mg
Application: Men and women over 18 looking to quit smoking
Posology: Take 2 tablets daily (dosage depending on stage of treatment)
Drug class: Nicotine dependance treatment
Alcohol consumption: Avoid alcohol consumption
When breastfeeding: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
When pregnant: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
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