• Set a date to stop smoking
• Begin Chantix one week prior to stop date
• Take after eating with a full glass of water
• There should be no need to take nicotine replacement products such as the nicotine patch or gum with Chantix
Possible Side Effects
Nausea, gas, constipation
Trouble sleeping or abnormal dreams
The recommended dose of Chantix is 1 mg twice daily following a 1-week titration as follows:
Patients who cannot tolerate adverse effects of CHANTIX may have the dose lowered temporarily or permanently.
Don’t skip doses or double doses if a pill is missed
Treatment is for 12 weeks, but may be extended another 12 weeks for those who have successfully stopped smoking to further increase the likelihood of long-term abstinence.