Champix Tablets
  • Champix Tablets

Champix

From £37.95

Medication features

  • Helps relieve cravings
  • Twice daily maintenance dosage
  • Blocks nicotine receptor sites
  • Handy 12 week Champix Guide

NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you.

Overview

Buy Champix Tablets Online

You can order Champix tablets from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. No prescription is required, however, you will need to complete an online assessment, so our doctors can issue a prescription to our pharmacy. If the doctors approve your order, a prescription is passed to our pharmacy, who will then dispense and dispatch your medication.

If our doctors feel a face to face consultation would be best for you, a notification is sent via e-mail and a full refund is issued.

About Champix

Champix tablets for stopping smoking are popular and successful aid in trying to quit smoking. They contain the active ingredient Varenicline which works to reduce the body's cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking.

We have long known smoking can cause horrendous disease, from lung cancer to other severe respiratory disorders. As the understanding of these effects has increased, thankfully more and more people are looking to stop smoking. B By working on nicotine receptors in your brain, Champix reduces your cravings for cigarettes, whilst also reducing the pleasure derived from smoking.

You can read more about  Varenicline here. Before you decide to buy stop smoking tablets, it is important you read the Champix Patient Information Leaflet (PIL). 

Effectiveness

Studies have shown that in comparison to smokers trying to quit without assistance, patients using Champix are three times more likely to be successful in their quit attempt. Motivation will still play a role in quitting, and you should not expect that Champix will allow you to quit without any effort. However, it should make it significantly easier to overcome the physical challenges associated with stopping smoking.

Taking Champix

When planning to use Champix and quit smoking, you should choose a date in the second week of your course on which to stop smoking. This will help prepare you mentally for your quit date, whilst also allowing enough varenicline to be in your system to make the physical symptoms of stopping easier to handle.

Your Champix dosage should start as follows;

  • Day 1 - 3 - Take ONE 0.5mg tablet ONCE daily
  • Day 4 - 7 - Take TWO 0.5mg tablets TWICE daily
  • Weeks 2 - 12 - Take TWO 1mg tablets TWICE daily

The first week of your treatment will be contained in what is called a Champix starter pack and maybe a two or four week pack. The tablets are laid out by day, to make it easier for you to follow the dosage schedule.

After you've finished the starter pack, you will use maintenance packs which only contain 1mg tablets of varenicline to complete your course.

Champix Alternatives

If you don’t feel Champix Tablets are for you, or you’re just not quite ready to quit, alternative options include

  • Nicotine Patches - these attach to your skin and deliver controlled doses of nicotine. By gradually reducing the strength of the patches, you can make stopping smoking easier. 
  • Nicotine Gum / Lozenges - Like patches, these deliver doses of nicotine into your body, and lessen your nicotine cravings. They can be used alone, or in addition to patches if you are a heavy smoker.
  • Nicotine Inhalators / Sprays - You can use these in a similar way to gum, as a when required dose to reduce your cravings for a cigarette and help you break your smoking habit.
  • Electronic cigarettes - Whilst extensive studies have not yet been completed, most doctors agree that the use of an electronic cigarette much safer than traditional cigarettes, which contain tobacco.

For more support from the NHS, or to explore your options to stop smoking on the NHS, explore the NHS Smoke-Free site. You can find a full list of prescription medicines available to help stop smoking, as well as other helpful advice.

FAQ

Champix FAQ

What is Champix?

Champix is a prescription medication used to help smokers overcome withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking.

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. This results in a reduction of the pleasurable effects of smoking a cigarette as well as reducing the symptoms of craving and withdrawal from smoking. Champix does not contain nicotine, it only acts on the same receptors as it.

 

How effective is Champix?

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

 

Can you buy Champix?

Yes, you can. You are, however, required to complete an online consultation form which is reviewed by one of our GPs to confirm that the treatment is suitable for you.

 

How much is Champix?

The starting price for the Champix starter pack is £39.50. For a full 12 week course, the cost is £209.25.

 

How long do you take Champix for?

Champix is usually taken for 12 weeks in order to give the best chance of quitting smoking.

 

Can I get Champix on the NHS

Yes. To get Champix on the NHS, you will need to speak to your local GP. They will then be able to assess your needs, and if appropriate, issue you a prescription for Champix. Some pharmacies are now able to issue Champix on the NHS too. Check in your local area for pharmacies which participate in this scheme.

 

How do I take Champix?

Your starter pack will lay out how to take Champix. Initially, the dose is one 0.5mg tablet once daily for three days, increasing to two 0.5mg tablets twice daily for three days, and finally increasing your dose to two 1mg tablets twice daily.

 

Can you smoke whilst taking Champix?

Yes, however, you should ideally set a quit date within 1-2 weeks of taking Champix

 

What is Zyban and how does it work?

Zyban is a medicine prescribed to help you stop smoking when you also have motivational support such as taking part in a ‘stop smoking’ programme. Zyban will be most effective if you are fully committed to giving up smoking. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice on treatments and other support to help you stop

Side Effects

Side effects of Champix

Common side effects of Champix include:

  • Headache

  • Nausea/Vomiting

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Increased or decreased appetite

Uncommon side effects include

  • conjunctivitis

  • increased blood pressure

  • frequent urination

  • flu symptoms

Rare side effects include

  • excessive thirst

  • throat pain

  • stiff joints

  • disturbed vision

  • irregular heartbeat

  • changes in behavior and/or thoughts of depression and suicidal thoughts.

 

Reviews

Info Leaflet

Before buying or taking Champix – it is important you read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL)

The makers of Champix are Pfizer, and they have also released a 12 week guide to using Champix and making your quit attempt successful. 

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