Quitting smoking can be hard. Champix® works by reducing your withdrawal symptoms and by stopping the addictive effect of nicotine. Champix® does not contain nicotine. Champix® has been proven to significantly increase your chances of quitting smoking.
To place an order, start our consultation below and fill in our brief questionnaire. Our doctor will review your information and write a prescription for an appropriate treatment.
You can use your prescription to buy your medication at any pharmacy in Ireland.
Side effects of Champix® can include:
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a common alternative aid to help you quit smoking. NRT comes in a number of forms like patches, sprays and lozenges. You could also try acupuncture, hypnosis, or going 'cold turkey' (e.g. with no aids, just using will power).
Champix is a popular treatment to stop smoking.
You begin taking Champix a week before you want to stop smoking. This gives it a chance to build up in your body, so that by the time your body starts to feel withdrawal symptoms Champix has already taken effect.
Usually you’ll start with a lower dose and then build it up and the treatment will last for roughly 3 months, but follow your prescription. Most people don’t experience side effects, and if they do they are very mild – they can be lessened further by taking Champix after a meal.
Smoking is responsible for more premature deaths in the United Kingdom than any other disease. Over 6 million smokers are looking for ways to stop. NICE guidelines (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) state that Champix and Zyban and nicotine replacement therapy are amongst the most effective treatments. Ordinarily, treatment with Champix or Zyban lasts approximately four weeks. Zyban is less effective than Champix, but it can still double the chance of you stopping smoking. Like Champix, Zyban reduces the withdrawal symptoms when you stop smoking and has few side effects.
You can also get nicotine nasal sprays and mouth sprays on prescription.
There are also non-prescription treatments available. These include nicotine patches, gums and lozenges which focus on reducing the craving for nicotine with an ongoing dose of the drug.
There are several non-medical and alternative treatments that you could also try to stop smoking. These include: acupuncture, hypnosis and smoking cessation support groups and programs.
One in two people on programmes that offer NHS support, therapy, self-help skills and nicotine withdrawal medications succeed and stop smoking as a result.
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