|MEDICATION||Varenicline ( ChantixTM)|
0.5 mg pill (white)
|PROS & CONS||Pros:|
Easy to use; pill form.
High success rates.
|DOSAGE||1. Choose a quit date.|
2. Seven days before your quit date, start taking the white pills (0.5mg) once per day for three days.
3. On days 4-7 take the white pill twice per day; once in the morning and once in the evening.
4. Starting on day 8 (the day you stop smoking) stop taking the white pills. Begin taking the blue pills (1mg) twice per day until the end of treatment.
|TIPS||Nausea is common. Taking this medication with food will help.|
Always take this medication with a full 8-ounce glass of water.
This medication MAY NOT be used in combination with Nicotine Medications.
|COST PER DAY||$ 4.20 /day|
Covered by Medicaid & Medicare and other insurances with prescription.