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This treatment mimics the effect of nicotine, reducing cravings and relieving withdrawal symptioms
Complete our smoking quiz to be reviewed by one of our health practitioners
Subscribe to your customized 3 month plan
Fast and free follow-ups with your medical team whenever you need a change
How do I know it will work for me?
We offer a quitting plan, and based on your personalized consultation and health history, our medical team will make you a recommendation on dosage and strength of the medication. As for the medication: generic Champix (varenicline) works by blocking nicotine from attaching to receptors in the brain. When nicotine attaches to these receptors in the brain, it triggers the release of a chemical called dopamine. The effect is short lived. Chasing it contributes to people’s cravings for cigarettes. By blocking the nicotine from these receptors, generic Champix (Varenicline) reduces cravings for smoking cigarettes, helping it make it easier for you to quit.
I’ve tried this before and it didn’t work. What’s the point in trying again?
Even if you have taken the medication before, it can still work for you again! The way this medication works by targeting the nicotine receptors, it can work more effectively more than once. As long as you have not had any severe or serious side effects with this medication before, you can try generic champix again.
What if I smoke after my quit date?
Anyone who’s ever wanted to quit smoking has either tried previously without success and/or had a relapse. So don’t worry: all that matters is that you keep trying.
We know it can be hard to quit, so here is our guidance for if you feel like smoking while you are taking the medication
Fixed quit approach: Set a date to stop smoking. VARENICLINE dosing should start 1 to 2 weeks before this date (for example. If you set your quit date as January 14th you would start the medication between January 1st-7th.
Flexible quit approach: Begin generic champix and then quit smoking between days 8 and 35 of treatment (i.e. between Weeks 2 and 5)
Gradual quit approach: Begin generic champix with a goal to quit smoking by the end of 12 weeks of treatment. You should gradually reduce smoking during the first 12 weeks of treatment such as 50% reduction or more by 4 weeks of treatment, 75% or more by 8 weeks to reach 100% by 12 weeks. You can then optionally continue the medication at 0.5mg or 1mg twice daily for an additional 12 weeks.
How do I take this medication?
The Starter pack has one week of lower doses to ease the patient to the effective dose (1mg twice daily) to reduce side effects. This pack lasts 1-month. The Continuation pack requires 1mg tablets taken twice daily for effective treatment. Some people may prefer to start with this dose. This pack lasts 2-months. After your program is complete, our ongoing care team will reach out to assess the results, and adjust if necessary.
Am I covered by insurance?
Yes, we accept all major insurance plans. Depending on your insurance coverage they may cover a percentage of the medication.