Champix

Champix

varenicline

Manufacturer:

Pfizer

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Varenicline tartrate
Indications/Uses
Dosage/Direction for Use
1 mg bd following 1-wk titration: Day 1-3: 0.5 mg once daily. Day 4-7: 0.5 mg bd. Day 8-end of treatment: 1 mg bd. Duration: 12 wk. Patient who cannot tolerate AR Dose may be lowered temporarily or permanently to 0.5 mg bd. Maintenance of abstinence: Additional 12-wk course w/ 1 mg bd if patient successfully stopped smoking at end of 12 wk. Severe renal impairment Recommended dose: 1 mg once daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Swallow whole w/ water.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Hypersensitivity. Discontinue use at 1st sign of rash or skin reaction. Physiological changes due to smoking cessation. History of psychiatric illness; suicide/suicidal thoughts; seizures or conditions that lower seizure threshold; MI or stroke. Symptoms of nicotine w/drawal. May affect ability to drive & use machines. Not recommended in patients w/ end-stage renal disease. Avoid use during pregnancy. Lactation. Not recommended in ped patients.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, headache, insomnia, abnormal dreams, nasopharyngitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, increased wt, decreased/increased appetite, somnolence, dizziness, dysgeusia, dyspnoea, cough, GERD, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal distension & pain, toothache, dyspepsia, flatulence, dry mouth, rash, pruritus, arthralgia, myalgia, back & chest pain, fatigue, abnormal liver function test.
MIMS Class
Drugs Used in Substance Dependence
ATC Classification
N07BA03 - varenicline ; Belongs to the class of drugs used in the management of nicotine dependence.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Champix FC tab starter pack
Packing/Price
25's
Form
Champix Maintenance pack FC tab 1 mg
Packing/Price
28's
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