VARENICLINE Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 201920/001.

Names and composition

"VARENICLINE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of VARENICLINE.
It belongs to the class Nicotine dependence treatments and is used in Nicotine dependence (Poisoning and Drug Dependence)

Answered questions

What is the ingredient varenicline tartrate?
Asked by Hollie Nutting 3 months ago.

Varenicline tartrate, marketed under the name of Chantix™, was discovered and developed by Pfizer, Inc. Chantix has the unique ability to partially activate sites in the brain that are affected by nicotine, as well as neutralizing the effects of nicotine should a person smoke while using this drug. Answered by Lakisha Kurtti 3 months ago.

Varenicline tartrate, marketed under the name of Chantix™, was discovered and developed by Pfizer, Inc. Chantix has the unique ability to partially activate sites in the brain that are affected by nicotine, as well as neutralizing the effects of nicotine should a person smoke while using this drug. Answered by Lorrie Arpin 3 months ago.


What is varenicline by phizer?
Asked by Latoria Scriber 3 months ago.

Prescription to help smokers quit. It's nicotinic receptor partial agonist, which mimics the effects of nicotine in a weaker way. It's basically weaker nicotine. Answered by Terrell Wadsworth 3 months ago.

It's a medication to help people quit smoking. It reduces the "positive" effects of nicotine and also reduces cravings. Answered by Solange Gaglione 3 months ago.


Quit Smoking Pill... Chantix(Varenicline) or Zyban(bupropion) ?
Anyone have any experience with taking Chantix(Varenicline) or Zyban(bupropion) to quit smoking? From what I've read it seems Zyban works better and Chantix is a fairly new drug for it. Varenicline is a partial antagonist of the niACH receptor and Bupropion is an antidepressant that acts as a dopamine... Asked by David Mollette 3 months ago.

Anyone have any experience with taking Chantix(Varenicline) or Zyban(bupropion) to quit smoking? From what I've read it seems Zyban works better and Chantix is a fairly new drug for it. Varenicline is a partial antagonist of the niACH receptor and Bupropion is an antidepressant that acts as a dopamine reuptake inhibitor, and nicotinic antagonist. Sounds similar in that they dumb/prevent the pleasure of smoking. Seems to me thought that the Bupr. sounds like it would work better since Varen. is only a partial nicotinic antagonist plus Bupr. being an antidepressent helps with the depressive moods associated with quitting. So the Question: Anyone had experience with both or either or knew someone that has stories about it? Whats prescribed commonly? What side effects and or pros and cons for each did you experience? Isnt a full nicotinic antagonist better than a partial? And why did they leave out the dopamine reuptake inhibitor? I'll try web-md on this too. Thanks Answered by Rheba Landefeld 3 months ago.

I work for a Pulmonology Office and to be honest with you, in the years that I have been there, we have probably only prescribed Zyban only a handful of times. We prescribe Chantix to patients at least 5-10 times per week. We have heard good and bad results with each medicine, but with Zyban we have heard more, which is why we tend to shy away from prescribing it. The most common side effect that I have heard of with Zyban is some patients after they are on it cannot even tolerate the smell or to be around cigarettes or the smoke. I have had a few patients tell me that they got physically ill from it. With Chantix, there have been side effects of light headedness and headaches, but nothing like the side effects of Zyban. Also, with Chantix, some patients only take it a few weeks and are ready to quit smoking, although we recommend finishing out the prescription to decrease the chance of setbacks. There are also Commit Lozenges that some patients have had luck with. You just disolve these in your mouth a few times a day. Success is about 50/50 with this product. As far as the formulas of both meds, some patients do better with a full and some without. It all depends on your smoking history and you history/attempts to quit smoking. Answered by Brett Ehrhard 3 months ago.

As a healthcare provider I have gotten much better results with Chantix than Zyban. Go to the Chantix website for more information. Of course, motivation always plays a part. But Chantix has helped people beyond anything I've ever gotten with Zyban. This is my medical recommendatin. Answered by Michiko Malehorn 3 months ago.

I have tried zyban ( wellbutrin ) with no success and in fact it made me jittery and speedy feeling and at a low dosage ended me up in the hospital with a heart rate of 200bpm ( I was in my late 20's with no previous medical history ). From what I have read the numbers suggest that Chantix works better, but I have not tried it. Best of luck to you. Answered by Kasey Kwek 3 months ago.

Natural Quit Smoking Magic Answered by Marleen Annuzzi 3 months ago.


Chantix (Varenicline) quit smoking pill?
Is there a site I can go to that will tell me what this pill is? I understand that it is suposed to help someone quit smoking. I know that it is suposed to make someone lose interest smoking. What I would like to know... Is it an antidepressent? How does it work? What does it effect in the brain? So far all I can... Asked by Janean Saitta 3 months ago.

Is there a site I can go to that will tell me what this pill is? I understand that it is suposed to help someone quit smoking. I know that it is suposed to make someone lose interest smoking. What I would like to know... Is it an antidepressent? How does it work? What does it effect in the brain? So far all I can find is how great it is but it doesn't explain in detail. I tried to ask the doctor but she was in too much of a hurry to get out of the room. (I will be changing doctors.) Answered by Hermina Hegge 3 months ago.

My sister in law took Chantix for about three months and she smoked for 25 years. She quit. My brother took Zyban and it did not work for him. I know that Chantix is fairly new on the market, but as a nurse the doctors are using it more than Zyban. Answered by Huong Arnhold 3 months ago.

Ive looked into this pill and look forward to taking it next month. basiclly what it does is it blocks the receptors in the brain that give you the pleasure of smoking. it works similar to an anti depressant but its not the same. your body will already feel like you smoked. it mimics the sensation of nicotene so that you dont go through withdrawl(kind of)- nothing is perfect and in my own opinion.. a light nicotene patch mixed with the chantix.. and were home free... congratulations on making the first step... and i hope to join you in a smoke free life.. Answered by Suzette Drought 3 months ago.


Has anyone used Chantix (varenicline tartrate) to quit smoking?
Did it work?Did you experience any of the side effects "In clinical trials, the most common adverse effects of Chantix were nausea, headache, vomiting, flatulence (gas), insomnia, abnormal dreams, and dysgeusia (change in taste perception), according to the FDA." How long did side effects last?... Asked by Reuben Stepien 3 months ago.

Did it work? Did you experience any of the side effects "In clinical trials, the most common adverse effects of Chantix were nausea, headache, vomiting, flatulence (gas), insomnia, abnormal dreams, and dysgeusia (change in taste perception), according to the FDA." How long did side effects last? Would you recommend the use of Chantix to other smokers? Answered by Luci Bowels 3 months ago.

Natural Quit Smoking Magic Answered by Nona Brincat 3 months ago.

I am currently using Chantix, and have been quit for 8 weeks today! I had severe exhaustion, which was alleviated when I cut the dose back. I got nauseous if I took my morning pill without food. I get headaches if I don't drink enough water. I was very gassy, but that has gotten better. The dreams have been fabulous, thanks for asking! Overall, the side effects have been mild, especially because this drug REALLY WORKS and I have been able to quit smoking while not trying to strangle anyone. I absopossilutely would, and have, recommend this drug to smokers. Answered by Christa Cowdrey 3 months ago.

I have been on this medication for 25 days now. I haven't smoked yet. It isn't as easy as they make it out to be; in fact I still want to smoke at times. The side effects are strong, but I guess after smoking for 20 years they should be. The sleeping dreams and not sleeping are the worst. I eat all of the time. After the two weeks - I started to want to move around like I use to. Before, that I was out of it and wondered if this was worth it. The drug has a daily check in service. However, it doesn't allow for questions and the answers are specific to your case. They keep sending you to the doctor for advice.. Who can afford that? A word of caution.. When I cut my dose in half I feel better and don't want to smoke. However, the makers of Chantix want you to keep taking the pills and paying out the money. I am not sure that if I quite taking the pills I would feel better anyway. Good luck Answered by Isiah Kimel 3 months ago.

chantix varenicline tartrate quit smoking Answered by Catarina Patcher 3 months ago.

I stopped smoking without using anything, it was tough to quit, with 3 other people smoking in my home while I was quiting. It's been over 2 yrs now since I quit and I haven't smoked a time since I quit! Answered by Caron Dannhaus 3 months ago.

I used it and it worked beautifully! I had no side effects and stopped smoking by about week 3. I have been smoke free since...about 8 months now...and would definately recommend it to others. Good luck! Answered by Mika Mccown 3 months ago.

I had zero side effects and stopped smoking after the 5th dose, although I continued to take it for 30 days just to be on the safe side and get the nicotine out of my body. It really is a miracle drug! Answered by Nikole Wiggington 3 months ago.


How does varenicline tartrate, an anti-smoking prescription drug work?
Asked by Carmelo Svedine 3 months ago.

It reduces the craving for cigarettes. Answered by Johnsie Farahkhan 3 months ago.


Is it safe to take Varenicline Tartrate(champix) to avoid from smoking ?
Asked by Lesley Jules 3 months ago.

It has been shown to be both safe and effective in clinical trials. That being said, any medicine may have side effects on anybody (that includes the "natural" ones too FYI) The potential side effects to watch for are usually listed with the prescription, and your doctor should have discussed a couple of the more common ones with you before prescribing. Answered by Nella Metge 3 months ago.

Your doctor will know the effects of taking Chantix along with any other meds you may be taking. I was having real good results from it, but was on it for about seven weeks when the side effects became too much of a problem. lots of people have used it to quit in less time, I just didn't quite get there. best of luck Answered by Ayesha Roznowski 3 months ago.

There are more side effects that are coming out from people taking this. See the website. Answered by Quiana Cleare 3 months ago.

yeah. and definetly a lot safer than smoking Answered by Leigha Frizzle 3 months ago.


Does anyone know if the quit smoking medication Champix (varenicline) is available in Australia?
Asked by Margeret Bleeck 3 months ago.

I really hope you read this for I know I can definately get you to stop smoking. I have also been smoking the same length of time and quit once for 2 years, but started again having used patches and various other medications, and they dont work. I know you can do it if you read the Alan Carr's 'Easy way to stop Smoking' book. I never would have believed it would work, but it did. You are told in the book, NOT to think of stopping smoking at all while reading through it, smoke as much as you want to smoke till you finish the book, that is all I will say on that. It will give you a completely different focus on why you are stopping and teaches you to percieve it as 'a gain, not sacrifice... I did have some patches of very low levels of nicotine in them, only for the first 3 days, purley because I had gone to stay with a friend and didnt want to be ratty with her. I didnt really need them, for it was the easiest thing I have ever done in my life. Now I look at smokers and I feel sorry for them. I truly feel so much better and really do feel I have gained so much by stopping. I never think about it now and there is no urge for me to want one. The average smoker spends approximately £75,000 on cigarettes in their life time per person... isnt that scary... Try the book and keep it with you as a little bible, for it is the perfect way to stop..... good luck... I am adding to my answer.... it doesnt take will power, it just takes a different attitiude to giving it up. The book I mentioned cost about £5.00 from Amazon and once you read it it will tell you exactly how to change your attitude to it. Every smoker has a little nicotine monster lurking around inside them, and having half a cigarette, or one a day or 20 a day is really no different. It may help your health to smoke less, but that monster is always egging you on to have one, so you can feed it. It is a drug, just as heroine is and kills more people every year. The media and advertising over the years have made sure they trap you in to the net, by this terrible addiction. It is now becoming so much more socially unacceptable and difficult to smoke in most places and it does rule you life... I wish I could be a fairly god mother to you, and say......READ THE BOOK THAT ONLY COSTS A FIVER, AND QUITE EASILY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.... I would NEVER EVER smoke again.... Let me know how you get on... Answered by Juli Bullion 3 months ago.

No, not yet, the only Quit smoking medication is called Zyban (bupropion hydrochloride). It's another prescription product but is very effective also, just not suitable for everyone. Answered by Pierre Southand 3 months ago.

Its called CHANTIX ... And it works great !! www.chantix.com im sure the website willtell u if it is or not ...now that u have the right spelling cause a pharmacy and ask them Answered by Aurore Muhlstein 3 months ago.


How well does the stop smoking drug chantix work?
chantix (varenicline) tablets starter pack Asked by Maxima Royse 3 months ago.

It does something to the part of your brain that aids in addiction. The gums and patches just feed the nicotine addiction until you are weaned off. This is completely different. I recently asked my boss (pharmacist) what it does because I was curious too. I've heard from many customers that it works wonders. However, there can be some side effects. Horrible dreams were a common one! Good luck. The benefits definetely outweigh the draw backs! Answered by Vincenza Delilli 3 months ago.

It worked great for my wife. She needed the starter pack and then two subsequent doses, but she is smokefree now. Awesome drug. Answered by In Vallez 3 months ago.

It worked well for me. It blocks the receptors in the brain that "feel" the nicotine so you don't get the initial "buzz" from lighting up. I was able to quit after smoking for 40+ years. Answered by Travis Abdeldayen 3 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
201920/001 VARENICLINE VARENICLINE TABLET/ ORAL 0.5MG
201920/002 VARENICLINE VARENICLINE TABLET/ ORAL 1MG
201962/001 VARENICLINE VARENICLINE TABLET/ ORAL 0.5MG
201962/002 VARENICLINE VARENICLINE TABLET/ ORAL 1MG
202019/001 VARENICLINE VARENICLINE TABLET/ ORAL 0.5MG
202019/002 VARENICLINE VARENICLINE TABLET/ ORAL 1MG

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
201920/001 VARENICLINE VARENICLINE TABLET/ ORAL 0.5MG
201920/002 VARENICLINE VARENICLINE TABLET/ ORAL 1MG
201962/001 VARENICLINE VARENICLINE TABLET/ ORAL 0.5MG
201962/002 VARENICLINE VARENICLINE TABLET/ ORAL 1MG
202019/001 VARENICLINE VARENICLINE TABLET/ ORAL 0.5MG
202019/002 VARENICLINE VARENICLINE TABLET/ ORAL 1MG

Manufacturers

Manufacturer name
Pfizer Ltd

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