Champix (Maintenance Pack) 1mg Tablet 28'S

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INTRODUCTION

CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG contains Varenicline which belongs to a group of medicine called smoking cessation aids. It is used in adults to help them stop smoking. It can help to relieves the craving and withdrawal symptoms associated with stopping smoking. It can also reduce the enjoyment of cigarette if you do smoke when on treatment. It works by mimicking the effect of nicotine by binding to the nicotine receptors in the brain. This reduces the urge to smoke, relieves withdrawal symptoms, and helps you quit smoking. It should be used as a smoking cessation aid along with programs including education, counselling, and support. Quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing further health related problems such as heart or lung diseases as well as certain types of cancer.

Always take CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food. The most common side effects are nausea, headache, difficulty sleeping, abnormal dreams, inflammation of the nose and throat, dizziness. This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in children. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

USES OF CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG

  • Helps stop smoking
  • Helps to relieves the craving and withdrawal symptoms associated with stopping smoking
  • Reduce the enjoyment of cigarette if you do smoke when on treatment

HOW CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG WORKS

CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG works by mimicking the effect of nicotine by binding to the nicotine receptors in the brain. This reduces the urge to smoke, relieves withdrawal symptoms, and helps you quit smoking.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG exactly as your doctor has told you. It must be taken with or without food. Try to take this medicine at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG

SERIOUS

  • seizure, stroke, heart attack
  • suicidal thoughts, changes in thinking or behaviour, loss of contact with reality and unable to think or judge clearly, changes in thinking or behaviour (such as aggression and abnormal behaviour)
  • severe skin reactions including Erythema Multiforme and Stevens Johnson Syndrome (blistering of the skin, mouth, around the eyes or genitals)
  • serious allergic reactions including angioedema such as swelling of the face, mouth, or throat

COMMON

  • inflammation of the nose and throat, abnormal dreams, difficulty sleeping, headache, nausea
  • inflammation of the sinuses
  • increased weight, decreased appetite, increased appetite
  • sleepiness, dizziness, changes in the way things taste
  • shortness of breath, cough
  • heartburn, vomiting, constipation, diarrhoea, feeling bloated, abdominal pain, toothache, indigestion, flatulence, dry mouth
  • skin rash, itching
  • joint ache, muscle ache, back pain
  • chest pain, tiredness

RARE

  • excessive thirst
  • feeling unwell or unhappy, slow thinking
  • stroke
  • increased muscle tension, difficulty with speech, difficulty with coordination and reduced sense of taste, altered sleep pattern
  • disturbed vision, eyeball discolouration, dilated pupils, sensitivity to light, short-sightedness, watery eyes
  • irregular heartbeat or heart rhythm disturbances
  • throat pain, snoring
  • blood in vomit, abnormal stools, coated tongue
  • stiff joints, rib pain
  • glucose in urine, increased urine volume and frequency
  • vaginal discharge, changes in sexual ability
  • feeling cold, cyst
  • diabetes
  • sleep walking

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:

Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.

Nausea and vomiting:

Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.

Dizziness:

Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.  

Constipation: 

Take fibre rich foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.

Diarrhoea:

Drink lot of fluid such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without talking to a doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG should be used with caution in breast feeding women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines while taking this medicine it may cause dizziness, sleepiness and transient loss of consciousness.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG.

KIDNEY

CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to varenicline or any other ingredients in this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,

  • suicidal thoughts or behaviours
  • have a history of psychiatric disorder
  • have experienced seizures or have epilepsy
  • skin rashes (Stevens-Johnson syndrome and Erythema Multiforme)
  • skin starts to peel or blister

INTERACTIONS

 Talk to your doctor if you are taking,

  • theophylline (used to treat breathing problems)
  • warfarin (used to reduce blood clotting)
  • insulin (used to treat diabetes)
  • cimetidine (a medicine used for gastric problems)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Varenicline
Pharmacological Category :   Smoking cessation aid
Therapeutic Indication :   Smoking cessation
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG

Is CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG an anti-depressant?

No, it is not an anti-depressant medicine. It belongs to a group of medicine called smoking cessation aids. It does not contain any nicotine. It blocks the action of nicotine in your brain and helps to reduce cravings. It also helps with the withdrawal symptoms associated with giving up smoking.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG?

No, do not drive or operate any machines while taking this medicine it may cause dizziness, sleepiness, and transient loss of consciousness.

Can I take CHAMPIX (MAINTENANCE PACK) 1MG during breast feeding?

It should be used with caution in breast feeding women. Consult your doctor before taking.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi. Anticholinergic Drugs and Drugs Acting on Autonomic Ganglia. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. seventh edition.2013. Page-122.

2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page – 4082-4083.

3. Jon O Ebbert, Kirk D Wyatt, J Taylor Hays, Eric W Klee, and Richard D Hurt. Varenicline for smoking cessation: efficacy, safety, and treatment recommendations. US National Library of Medicines, National Institutes of Health. 5 Oct 2010. [Accessed 27 Nov 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2962400/

4. R-Pharm Germany GmbH; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on Nov 2020] [Accessed 27 Nov 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.7944.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Item Weight
    40
    Ingredient
    VARENICLINE 1MG
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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