Before taking Champix
Although Champix tablets can be taken by most smokers who want to quit, it is not suitable for everyone. Before taking Champix, you must discuss your medical history with a doctor. When you buy Champix from Superdrug, make sure you fill in our brief medical questionnaire and provide the correct answers, so our doctor can assess whether you can take the tablets. It is particularly important that you mention if you have ever suffered from a mental health issue such as depression.
It is not unusual for smokers who quit to experience symptoms of depression. The same applies when stopping smoking with Champix tablets. If you experience symptoms of depression or have suicidal thoughts during your smoking cessation treatment, seek medical help immediately.
You must not take Champix if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, for example the active substance varenicline. You should also tell the doctor if you have had problems with your heart, a stroke, or seizures/epilepsy.
Champix is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Champix, and stopping smoking, may affect the way your body responds to other drugs. Please tell your doctor about any other medications that you are taking. You should not take Champix with other medications for stopping smoking.
For a full list of all risks and recommendations, read the Champix patient leaflet supplied with your stop smoking tablets.
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